Mosquito Fish

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Hi...I have 2 female mosquito fish and 6 babies that are about 3 weeks old now. One of the females has been pregnant since the beginning of July and still hasn't given birth. I read somewhere that they can absorb their babies. How would I know if this is happening??
 

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They normally don't absorb the babies unless they are stressed and starving. If they do absorb the developing embryos, the fish will become slim.

I suggested deworming fish in the other thread about this so perhaps try that.

Make sure you have lots of plants in the tank because Gambusia species regularly eat their young.
 

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There is another thread on the same subject. I have locked this thread and ask that all replies are posted in the other thread.
 
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