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post #1 of 5 Old 11-30-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
Pregnant molly stressed?

Ive got a dalmatian molly that is pregnant and i just got a small 10L tank from my sister that I'm going to use for a breeding tank for the fry to grow up in. I just put my pregnant molly in there yesterday and I'm wondering if she will be stressed on her own. Also the tank has a mirrored back wall and she keeps swimming looking at herself.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-01-2010, 11:51 AM
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How pregnant is she? I have the exact same set up, 10 gal tank with a preg dalmatian molly. She is in there with some guppies and glofish...who are pretty much population control!
But a few days before she gives birth, she starts that kind of pacing activity, where she is going up and down and up and down, looking at herself. Then, maybe a day later, she swells up a TON (her right eye does too, RIGHT before she has her babies) And then she has her fry, and all is well! When I want some fry, I take her out when she calms down after her pacing episode, and put her in a breeder and sit around and wait for the fry so I can remove her in time.
But as for her being alone, not sure! This is like a three day process for me, so maybe she is acting different?
My dalmatian molly ALWAYS has silver molly fry! Weird!
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-01-2010, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
Im not sure how long through pregnancy she is but she has a very gray gravid spot and she is squarer then she used to be. She isnt as big as my platy was when she was having her 11 babies. I thought she was bigger last week then she is this week, maybe i missed the fry during the night?
She hasnt been doing a lot today just slowly swimming and sort of fighting the filter current.
Here are some pictures anyway.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-06-2010, 07:09 AM
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she dosnt look very pregnant to me :(

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-06-2010, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
Sadly she died a few days ago. I think cause i got a new filter for that tank it screwed up the pH and ammonia and all that.
But now my red wag platy is pregnant. With the same question though would a mirrored glass tank stress out any of my fish?
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