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sandeep4600 08-12-2012 04:56 AM

What kind is this fish?
I have some fishes, but not sure about there type.....
There belly seems very big, are they pregnant, if yes then how long they will take to give birth to babies, so that i can put them in separate tank.

Posting some pics here...
Red one....

Red and black one( My guess Guppy)

nicolaas 08-12-2012 09:00 AM

The one is a Balloon Molly and the second one is a guppy.

Pearl2011 08-12-2012 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by nicolaas (Post 1195995)
The one is a Balloon Molly and the second one is a guppy.


sandeep4600 08-12-2012 09:41 PM

Not so many, Only 4 fishes are there...

GreyHounD 08-12-2012 10:52 PM

You have beautiful balloon molly! I agree not to disagree! :)

sandeep4600 08-13-2012 04:16 AM

How i can know that she is going to give birth 1 or 2 days in advance so that i can separate her

1077 08-13-2012 06:58 AM

Best not to separate the Pregnant fish which could very likely result in aborted birth or premature birth = deformities and or stillborn fish.
Ideally,,those wishing to breed these fish will have artificial plant's floating on the surface or live plant's where the babies will be instinctively drawn to.
Can net the babies while they are at the surface,and move them to their own cycled,heated,filtered tank or leave them be .
More than a few will survive among the floating cover and fish will produce ton's more in a few week's.
Is what they do.
Molly in photo appears to have significant tail damage from possibly nipping from male guppies, or mollies.
Need four females to every male to help prevent this and regular water changes to prevent fin rot,fungus.
Usually happen's when not enough females are present for number of males,and or tank is too small for females to avoid the advances from the male(s), or water parameter's are suspect (ie) too soft of water, and or non zero level's of ammonia,nitrites.

sandeep4600 08-13-2012 08:09 AM

Thanks a lot for such a wonderful information.
I will Surely follow those instructions..

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