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Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by Jessie J., Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Jessie J.

    Jessie J. Fish Crazy

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    Hi everyone. One of my pregnant mollies passed away just now, and she died of an injury; I was wondering even though it's pretty gross if I could do a C-section and safely recover the fry. If so I would like to know right away so the body is not decomposing while I perform the Ceaseran. She was clamping her fins and hovering at the surface/gravel bed for the past few hours so I though maybe she was going to fry soon. Her belly is really big but I don't know how long she has been pregnant. Help?!

     
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    Im sorry but as somebody who claims to be an expert on mollies you should know the answer to this. How do I know you claim to be an expert? Because you are writing a book about Mollies.
     
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    About their care, not fish C-sections. I was just wondering if anybody had any thoughts.
     
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    Just for the record what you are suggesting may work however some strict conditions would need to be in place.

    1 if the fish died not more than a minute or so ago, fry would suffocate quickly without the female supplying them with air.
    2 the fry would have to be mature enough to survive, unlike humans there is no humidi crib for fish too premature and the fry wont survive.
     
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    don't bother doing it. As Nick said, if the female has been dead for any length of time the developing embryos/ baby fish will have suffocated.
     
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    I think the fry might have died before the female, If she was sick she may not have been able to keep the fry alive anyway.
     
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    Delivering mollies seem to easily die during birthing ..at least in my own experience
     

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