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Old 07-17-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
 
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Is it true that balloon mollys have a high risk of dying after birth of fry and do they have a shorter life span than regulars
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
 
I don't know about the life after fry but I do know they have a shorter lifespan due to their spinal deformity enduced by genetics.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
 
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some liverbearer females (guppies, platys, mollies, endlers) will die after birth due to the stress of giving birth...........I have not heard of anything you can do for them either..............Just a part of the cruelity of nature, i guess
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
 
after they give birth, you can try taking them out of the tank so that they aren't harassed by the males, that seems to help. Just give her a day or two alone. I have also found that if they live after the first drop they are much more likely to survive subsequent times.
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