Pregnant Silver Mollie
Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:40 PM
The thing is, I don't really know if she is square yet, and i can't see the white spot cos she is silver! Wha do you think i should do? Do you need pictures?
This is my first livebearer experience, so I'm trying to get it all perfect! haha
Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:01 PM
Its probably best to try and post some pics from the side top and back of the fish so we can have a look at them. I know what you mean about not being able to tell as they are silver. I've missed the last 2 births of my silver mollies (balloon).
Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:13 PM
sorry about the quality - Aphrodite is very hard to photgraph! haha
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:18 PM
My balloon looked fractionally bigger than this (below) when she popped (I missed the birth I might add!)
Here's a pic of my 'normal' molly for comparison. She was also a week away from labour at the time of pic. (missed that one too but 4 fry survived the greedy fish in my tank!!)
Hope this helps.
Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:23 PM
I don't think she is a balloon molly, just ridiculously pregnant! haha!
She's a lot bigger than that pic, I would say almost 2 or 3 times plumper than my normal silver molly - and yeah the marble thing is exactly right, although its almost like a stretched marble (lengthways). She really isn't moving much - darting into her plants sometimes, but just stays afloat slowly moving her fins. She also seems to swim at angles and sometimes vertical - is this normal?
Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:50 PM
I've got a camera set up, I'm on tender hooks - adn i'm even putting off revision cos I don't want to miss it!
Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:48 PM
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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:43 PM
Sorry - it's like a whole pregnancy diary isn't it!
I'm just soo excited! I only set the tank up 2 weeks ago, and now I'm going to have fry!!!
Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:19 AM
My female molly looked like this only a few hours after giving birth. She is not a balloon type because I don't care for balloon mollies. You might be able to compare shapes and draw some insight.
There is also a very informative post by 5teady that can be reached by a link in my signature area called ready to pop.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:13 AM
also thanks for the picture, sh's not a balloon molly, she just is really pregnant! I think the curve on her back is only noticable because her stomach is so big, making it seem curved Roll on the FRY!
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:37 PM
Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:44 PM
Any fry yet??
Nope not yet
Which is quite worrying! She's getting even bigger!!!
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