11-09-2010, 10:57 AM
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pregnant molly - shimmies?
My poor Balloon molly has been very pregnant for quite some time.
I thought for sure she was going to drop her fry last night (she was hiding in the plants, chasing the other fish and had the shimmies)... No fry last night but she still has the shimmies even worse. I am wondering if maybe something is wrong? she has lost a bit of her color over the course of the week. She has also been acting strange this week (hiding by the heater) but just started hiding under the plants and aggressively guarding her space last night, she has also been eating fine. She will seem fine and then swim forward quickly and then back up and then she shakes as if she has a chill, also seems to be a bit off balance at times.
my water quality is good, ph is 7.4, she is in a 30 gallon with 4 other balloon mollies and they seem to get along well.
How many fry do you think she may be carrying and how much longer do you think this will go on?
I have been watching for hours on end to try and catch her giving birth and I am really hoping that everything goes well.