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MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 03:12 AM

Does the fish die after giving birth?
 
Well is there any way to save it?

Lupin 07-29-2008 04:58 AM

Re: Does the fish die after giving birth?
 
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Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
Well is there any way to save it?

We'll need more information here. What species is this fish? What size is the tank and how is it set up? Were you using breeder traps?

Always remember fish tend to die after giving birth if severely stressed and this is especially true when you place the gravid female in a breeder trap which does not offer refuge and comfort for her at all, but stress her to the point she will attempt to jump out of fright and die in the process due to severe stress.

MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 04:59 AM

mollys where talking about, People say that mollys breed easy, and just in case I want to make sure

Lupin 07-29-2008 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
mollys where talking about, People say that mollys breed easy, and just in case I want to make sure

Mollies are indeed very easy to breed along with guppies, platies, Endlers and swordtails. What did you do to the female to make her breed? Use a 5g densely planted tank for this case.

MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 05:09 AM

well they have not been put toghter yet, but Im wondering becuase there will be 2 in my tank sometime later

and was just worried what would happen to the female, as I was planing to breed them, but if she does die, I might not do it

do you think It would most likly die?

Lupin 07-29-2008 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
well they have not been put toghter yet, but Im wondering becuase there will be 2 in my tank sometime later

and was just worried what would happen to the female, as I was planing to breed them, but if she does die, I might not do it

do you think It would most likly die?

A fish is not really going to die unless severely stressed by facotrs especially a place where it cannot take refuge in times of labor hence I recommended a 5g tank which should also be densely-planted and ran by a sponge filter only.

MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 05:15 AM

ok thanks, that clears it all up for me

thanks again :D

okiemavis 07-29-2008 04:53 PM

I've seen livebearers drop fry every month for years without ill-health effects. As lupin said, just make sure you don't stress her out, and provided she's generally healthy, she'll be totally fine.

2d1vv5s 06-04-2009 08:10 PM

Yah i agree. I've only had fry 4 times and the mother survived

Oldman47 06-05-2009 08:02 PM

My female molly drops fry like clockwork every 6 weeks. This is her halfway between her last 2 drops that I chose to save. usually I don't save fry because I have little room for them. Those are a few of her fry in with her. I seldom separate them from my female but they don't survive when she is in the community tank. This time she was in the tank with just her fry.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...om24Day800.jpg


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