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Is My Balloon Molly Pregnant? If Do When Will She Drop Her Fry?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by ranish, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. ranish

    ranish Mostly New Member

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    Got a balloon Molly yesterday with a tank that I brought and previous owner told me that she is pregnant. I am confused as it is so hard to tell with balloon mollies. Please have a look and tell me what you think. If she is pregnant how soon do you think she will drop? Thanks in advance below are some pics of her.
     

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    fluttermoth The current Mrs Treguard ;)
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    It is very hard to tell with balloon mollies, but she does look like she's squaring off, so I would guess at two or three days. 
     
    Only a guess though!
     
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    I know right? I have a couple of them and I am totally confused. This morning there were a couple if eggs and 2 premature fry in the breeding box. I don't know whether she has finished having them or whether they were just born early. I have put her in the box again. Thanks so much for your reply.
     
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    The stress of being in breeder boxes often causes fish to abort fry, I'm afraid.
     
    You'd be far better off leaving her in the main tank; add lots and lots of fine leaved plants if you want some fry to survive.
     
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    I had trouble with mollies aborting in those too.  My guppies don't mind though.  I ended up using a butterfly net for the mollies, which worked fine. :)  
     

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