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britnyjackson 03-19-2010 10:52 PM

First FRY!!!!!!!!!!
YAY!!!! The first fry! And I spotted it just swimming around the tank! I scooped it right up and put it in the breeder net and then I started watching my fish to see which was was having the babies. Of course, as soon as I start watching, the birthing stops! Anyways, I noticed that my black molly was acting weirder and less "feisty" than the other fish so I scooped her up and put her in the net also. I didn't want to have to do this, but I had no choice. My other female mollies and other fish are harassing her, chasing her around, nipping at her fins and stomach. She seemed very distressed.
So I put her in the breeder net with the one fry and all seems well. She's relaxing comfortably and doesn't seem to be bothered at all by the fact that she's in there. I think she's happy to have a break from the other fish.

dramaqueen 03-19-2010 11:11 PM

I'm glad she's doing well in the breeder net. She's probably relieved that she's not being harrassed anymore. Good luck with your fry.

britnyjackson 03-19-2010 11:12 PM

Thank you soooooo soooooo much!! I'm super excited!!

dramaqueen 03-19-2010 11:17 PM

Are there any more fry or just the one right now?

britnyjackson 03-20-2010 12:15 AM

update....I let the mom out of the net, and about 3 min later she died. Also both babies she had died. So I'm super stinking discouraged right now. I tested the ammonia levels because some of the fish seem like their gasping for air, and it was slightly high, so I did a partial water change and added ammonia remover, so well see what happens. It just seems like it's all going wrong all of a sudden and I've had this tank for about a year. I just don't get it.

dramaqueen 03-20-2010 12:54 AM

Oh, no!! I'm so sorry about your mollie and her babies! I hope you get the ammonia situation under control.

biokid101 03-20-2010 01:28 PM

OMGG!!!! :'( im soo sorry and uve been waiting for a long time.

britnyjackson 03-20-2010 04:30 PM

I know!!! :( I was so excited and now I'm so bummed! She was one of my favorite fish. I just wish there was something I could've done to help her!!!

molliefan09 03-20-2010 07:12 PM

im very sorry about your molly and the babies!!

biokid101 03-20-2010 07:27 PM

i felt the same way when i lost 3 females cause they gave birth but there was nothing i could do

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