05-01-2009, 06:32 AM
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Sorry for double posting, but the edit option is already gone...
A molly has given birth! My female black and white molly went into hiding for almost 2 days, only coming out during feeding time. Last night, I noticed that it was no longer hiding. Today, after the afternoon feeding, I decided to inspect the pump intake, since I noticed a lot of debris has been gathering at the screen I put around the intake. I noticed something small moving. A closer look revealed a fry pecking on the debris for food! I immediately got my net and filled a gallon container with pond water. I was able to net two fry. I keep a small sponge filter soaking in my main filter, so I pulled it out and put it in my small 1 gallon plastic aquarium.
The two babies are now in that small aquarium. I hope there are more hiding in my pond. I searched the plants and didn't find any. The goldfish and adult mollies could have gotten to them first. At the earliest, the female molly might have given birth yesterday. Oh well, I'm still happy I got to save two of them. Who knows, more might still be hiding in the pond and they'll just surprise me when I see them quite grown up already.