Advice on molly please

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Hi all,
I am very new to fish keeping, little bit of advice on my molly fish, is my fish pregnant? It’s got the typical box shape and has got rather large since I brought it, and like I said I am very new so have no idea, I have attached a picture of it’s not very clear I can try get another Thankyou
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum :)

We will need a few more pictures, preferably without the blue light :)

Look at the anal (bottom) fin and see if it is long and thin or fan/ triangle shaped. Fan shaped is female, long and thin is male.

The fish in the picture looks a bit like a male that is fat and a balloon variant. Balloon fish have shorter bodies and their organs are squished up. this can make it difficult for them to eat and breed normally, and many die before they should.
 
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Hi Thankyou 🙂
I’ll try and get some more photos but I have a few I have previously taken when it had ick which I can attach hopefully this will help, I hope this helps a little, the fins are clamped as it was poorly when these where taken
 

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Here are a few more photos the best I can get without the blue light and without stressing the fish
 

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I can't tell from the pictures. It's either a male or a female with a clamped anal fin. Monitor it and see what's its anal fin looks like. If it doesn't change then it's a fat male, probably full of worms :)
 
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The anal fin is long thin and is not one it separates in the middle into 2 long fins, sorry it hard to tell it’s a bit difficult trying to get pictures when the fish doesn’t keep still. Full of worms? Didn’t even realise it was a thing for fish to get worms?
 
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Shane you can’t post videos on here as it would most likely be easier to see
 

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Upload the video to YouTube then copy & paste the link here. We can view it at YouTube.
 
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