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Sara2014

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My daughter brought home a pregnant mosquito fish. We have given her an aquarium with lots of plants, made sure her water temp is around 78. We have had her over a month now and while her belly has enlarged and the black spot have become larger as well she still has not give birth. I can't find too much information about how to help her be more comfortable or help her have the babies. I have find they have life births, how many she can have, and how long she can be pregnant. I'm at a lose of what to do.
 

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Mother Nature will take care of her. She should be very close.
 

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Yes, multiple livebearers are called mosquito fish. But to ichthyologists, only the Gambusia affinis and Gambusia holbrooki may be called mosquito fish.
Mosquito fish may have a gestation period of 4-6 weeks. If such a female is not feeling too comfortable in the tank, she might hold the fry of delivering. Worst case → the female can even absorb the unborn fry. Absorbing the unborn fry won't harm the female, btw.
 

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