View Full Version : i have a really pregnant molly....

01-03-2008, 09:45 PM
that is taking forever.
i have three creamsicle lyretail mollys in a ten gallon.. 1 male and 2 females. how long does it take for molly's to give birth once their pregnant cus it feels like its taking ages! i bought a 2 way breeder and put her in there but shes looked like shes been about to explode for two weeks now! also i have another one that looked pregnant but now its coloring is becoming very dark on top and its gotten thinner. =l thanks for reading and for any help on the matter.

01-04-2008, 11:45 PM
It can take awhile. I had a platy that was pregnant for about 2 visible months... the last two weeks she was huge! Just give it some time, and try not to stress her... next thing you'll have 15 baby molly's swimming around.

01-04-2008, 11:48 PM
How long has she been in the two way breeder? I thought they really small.

01-05-2008, 03:16 AM
shes been in there about three days now. thats why i was worried how long it would take because the box said to put her in a few days before she gives birth. i dont want to take her out, then give birth and have all the fry eaten.

01-05-2008, 03:27 PM
If she's not too crowded, she should be fine for a while. Just feed her with high protein food and keep an eye on her.

As for gestation, I don't really know for mollies. How long has it been since you noticed she was pregnant? What is you water temperature?

Best of luck and keep us posted.

01-05-2008, 03:32 PM
I'd let her free, The stress can cause her to abort her pregnancy, with only 3 fish in 10g tank theres gonna be a high survival rate until you catch them all and put the in the breeder. Just keep all your fish well fed so they won't bother eating any.

01-09-2008, 04:32 AM
ok thanks for all your help everyone. i took her out for a couple days and she did fine but now shes looking even more pregnant so i put her back in the breeder.. plus the male was nipping at her belly constantly. its still taking forever though or maybe im just being very impatient.