Why My Molly Hiding
Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:06 PM
here is some of here hiding places.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:20 PM
Oh and keep a close eye on her when shes given birth, sometimes livebarers die after giving birth.
Edited by Geoff1991, 01 June 2009 - 12:25 PM.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 12:57 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:05 PM
Secondly the tank will be fine for her, once she settles in she'll be out and about
Keep the lights off for now though to help her settle in.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:23 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:27 PM
She dont look to large in size ATM so she may need to do a little more growing she'll have babies at some point but again with balloon mollies their very difficualt to say how close their are as there fat fish due to the deformed body shape.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:35 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:53 PM
She pops out fry every 4 wk cycle and is gigantic the whole time, so unless you make a note of the date, it can be very difficult to tell when a female balloon is ready to give birth.
Being a livebearer she'll be used to the harrasment of the males. Make sure she's not the only female therefore sharing the strain. Ratio of 2 or 3:1 is fine. In future I'd recommend laying the tank with objects that break the eye-line which will give her more places to hide and quicker escapes from randy males.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:08 PM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:48 PM
In which case she could be hiding now because you've moved her to a new environment and she doesnt yet feel safe. That's perfectly normal for introducing a fish to a new tank. Switch the light off and leave her til the morning undisturbed.
May have been better to leave her in her natural enviro in the first placee and move the aggressor instead til she has the babies.
She'll be due again in 4 weeks so make sure she has plenty of hiding spots and breaks in the mid-water eyeline for quick escapes to avoid the stress of tank move next time.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 02:54 PM
Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:18 PM
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