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bary trotter 07-16-2009 11:39 PM

is this true
 
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

Zombie 07-17-2009 07:44 AM

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.

Fishin Pole 07-17-2009 07:50 AM

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

kmlatona 07-19-2009 06:43 AM

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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