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tweet0302 07-25-2012 04:29 PM

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What are the signs to look for when mollys are about to give birth
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Chesh 07-26-2012 05:56 AM

Their tummies get kind of squarish at the bottom. . . mine always start to kind of hide/hang back, and gets a bit nippy toward the males. :) Good luck!

1077 07-26-2012 07:52 AM

Babies start squirting out :lol:
Seriously,, hundred's of folk's ask this question, and it really does not matter, unless you plan on interferring with what the fishes have been doing for eon's without our help.
Provide some floating plant's ,real or artificial for the fry to hide in,get some crushed flake food ready,and wait. Fish will do the rest.
Moving pregnant females, and trying to catch fry,stresses out the fish and large females bout ready to drop, will frequently abort the babies prematurely and they don't live long or are born with deformities.
Provide the floating cover, and more than a few fry will survive and that's all we need to do.
Those that think they gotta move the fish here ,there,plop it in breeder net, catch all the fry, really are not doing the fish any favor's.

tweet0302 07-26-2012 09:53 AM

Ok thanks y'all for the suggestions this is my first time having a pregnant fish and another question how long they pregnant for?
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1077 07-26-2012 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by tweet0302 (Post 1172181)
Ok thanks y'all for the suggestions this is my first time having a pregnant fish and another question how long they pregnant for?
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Gestation period can be from four to six week's.
These fishes if kept with males in your tank,store tank, are nearly alway's or inherently pregnant.

tweet0302 07-26-2012 10:15 AM

Ok thanks
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