So....I know some people have done this but the thought of doing this myself makes me very uncomfortable, as I do not want to cause any pain or discomfort, injury, or God forbid death to the fish. I have a molly who has been pregnant for a very long time, about two weeks ago she began giving birth and we do have four of her babies who are doing well, but she stopped after that. She may have had more than that and eaten them, however she is definitely, without a doubt, still very much pregnant. You can see that the area where the babies come out of is very pronounced still, and she has a little bit of mucousy material just barely hanging out of that opening (it’s definitely not a fry). While I was at my LFS today, I was talking with one of the employees and she had mentioned squeezing the babies out very gently and I have heard of this but...eeek...have any of you actually tried it?? What was the process, did you sedate the mama first, and what was the outcome? Was the mother OK afterward, were the babies OK afterward? I honestly don’t know if I can even do this but I am very curious about it. At this point I am pretty much convinced that even if she were to have the babies at this point, they might already all be dead because they have been in her for so long. The mama seems to be fine for the most part. She is eating, she is swimming around, no clamped fans, no sitting in a corner all alone, she is pooping.