HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN YOUR MOLLY IS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH? Las...

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5 years ago #1
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HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN YOUR MOLLY IS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH?
Last month i went to the petland and bought one pregnant black molly and one black molly male
they mate like crazy lol but one day i was feeding the fish i saw molly fry being chased by one of the big molly....
i took the fry out in put it in the nursery tank were its been doin fine for about 2 weeks....
when i got home from work yesterday i found the momma molly dead....... then i looked in the nursery tank in the molly fry was dead also they died on the same day isnt that weird?

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maaz avatar
5 years ago #2
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buddy they give birth early morning...

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5 years ago #3
vern
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how do they give birth in the morning

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5 years ago #4
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You may want to check water parameters to be sure they are appropriate for the fish species you're keeping. Also check for the presence of ammonia and nitrite. If either is present, the nitrogen cycle is not working and the fish will not be healthy. Here are some more details about the nitrogen cycle:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle-for-beginners-358.html

Most female live bearing fish have a gestation period of about one month. They drop their fry at random times of the day. When the fry are born, they swim to the water surface. If the aquarium has plenty of bushy, floating plants, the fry will find safe refuge and will not need to be moved. Just moving them to a different aquarium causes quite a bit of stress at a time when they can tolerate little or none.

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4 years ago #5
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I have one molly fish and her tummy was so big like a balloon and when I woke up in the morning the tummy of my balloon fish was already small, and I saw my cousins fighting fish was there then i told my cousin he says he is the one who put he's fighting fish inside of the container with my pregnant fish.

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4 years ago #6
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Ok aella first off why in the heck would he do that and second they give birth at any time of the day when its time its time. How long did u have her before she died.she might of had a disease or gave birth prematurely because of the move from the pet store to ur house.

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3 years ago #7
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wow thats a good thing to know didnt know they can get stressed by movin from the pet store to the house and give birth prematurely so can they give birth prematurely by movin them in to the breeder thingy to eairlie?

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3 years ago #8
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Bree,
Do you realize that you are asking questions and answering on posts that are several years old??

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3 years ago #9
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it doesnt matter how old the post is any one who has commented on it will see her post and its never a bad thing to ask questions. Yes Bree they can give birth prematurely if u put them in a breeder net to early

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3 years ago #10
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Hi all my name is Mohammed Sameer .i have one goldfish and four mollies in one tank.one molly has gave birth already and there were 36 and the next day there was none of them.y is it like that plz help!!!! .and that fish after four days it's staying on the bottom of the tank and also not swimming,i thought it's preg ,but its not plz anybody help!!!! y is it .there is one white molly also it looks preg but i dont thing so, its chasing other mollies and also eat so much .check the photos and plz help me

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3 years ago #11
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First off Mollies eat their young and so will the goldfish. Second check ur water levels and make sure they r where they r suppose to be!!!!

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3 years ago #12
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my molly had 7 fry and ate 2. i got her yesterday, from what you say, she has given birth prematurely. So... her belly is slightly less big, but still huge. because of temp. change, will she give birth to more? 'cause 7 is a really small amount.

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3 years ago #13
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When live bearing fry are delivered prematurely, they usually have part of their yolk sac unconsumed. This can prevent them from swimming, so they sink to the substrate and drown.

Premature delivery is often the result of stress from being moved into a different aquarium or breeding trap, from poor water quality or from overcrowding. Here is how to check and correct water quality:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/solving-water-quality-issues-1924.html

The best way to save fry while avoiding the problems of a breeding trap is to float a large raft of bushy plants like hornwort. Female live bearing fish drop fry every 28 days or so, and right before they do, the area near their vent tends to flatten. Here are some more things you may find useful:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/pregnancy-in-female-livebearing-fish-1923.html

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3 years ago #14
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thanks bunches! PS her belly is completely flat now.

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3 years ago #15
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hi I have been raising mollies forever they are actually easy but if there are any other fish in the tank they will be eaten sometimes the mom eats them herself so it is good to put her in a breeder to separate the mom from her babies good luck once you raise them you always will I had hundreds lol

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2 years ago #16
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I got my Molly from the pet store the other day and she's pretty huge. She often times just sits at the bottom or top of the tank. She has the anal "spike" which leads me to believe she will be having the fry any day now. Ill post a picture and if there are any other signs I should be on the lookout for please let me know!

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2 years ago #17
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I just have a question i have my mollie in a breeding thing she is very still. is she coming close to having babies?

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Popfish123 avatar
2 years ago #18
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She is sorda coming close

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2 years ago #19
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what do you mean by sorta coming close?

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2 years ago #20
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You .know she's ready when you hold a light to her stomach and you can see black very small dots, these are the fry's already formed eyes, a sign of close labor

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2 years ago #21
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thank you so much.

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2 years ago #22
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Hi Bonnie,
keeping your pregnant molly in a breeding net/box can be extremely stressful on her.It could lead her to giving birth prematurely or even aborting the pregnancy. I would take her out of there and let her give birth in the tank.

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2 years ago #23
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i do that with my fish to it is cruel to make them go through that much stress without needing to.i just catch the babies with a net and put them in the breeder box.

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2 years ago #24
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In my experience the best option is to float a large raft of bushy, fast growing plants like hornwort. This will provide an excellent refuge for the fry plus some microorganisms for them to eat, plus improved water quality. All this is without the stress of getting moved or confined in a breeding trap.

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2 years ago #25
Mannie
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How long does it take for Molly to give birth

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1 year ago #26
raju
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no ..but my black molly gave in the evng tym ..its second time it gave birth in the evng

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1 year ago #27
Booboo
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Molly's get territorial when about to have baby's and eat a lot to remember it's eats for 36 baby's inside on her so she eats a lot more

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1 year ago #28
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Molly's get territorial when about to have baby's and eat a lot to remember it's eats for 36 baby's inside of her so she eats a lot more then usual I have 3 pregnant Molly's I know because 1 had there baby's and before brith when fish got close to her or in her territory she got mad because she thinks the other fish are going to hurt the baby's so don't be weirded

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9 months ago #29
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is my black molly pregnant. If so how long.

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9 months ago #30
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Please don't post on old threads. You already have this question going. Stay with that one.

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