Pregnant Molly?

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Is my molly fish pregnant? And about to give birth? And if so how do I know when to separate her? The male is keeps chasing her.
 

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You don't move gravid (pregnant) livebearers because you can harm or kill the developing young. Move the male out and leave the female in a well planted tank to give birth. Keep the male out for a few weeks after she has given birth, or just get rid of the male all together.
 

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Agreed. Those little death trap breeding boxes are very stressful. What she wants/needs is to hide in amongst the plants when it’s time.

She can store sperm for half a dozen batches of fry so you don’t really need a male. With a male present you should have at least 3 or 4 females, so the male’s constant harassment is shared out and no one gets too bullied/stressed.

She looks like she has a week or two to go yet.... ish. :)
 
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Ok. Perfect! Also today I noticed she is hanging around the heater lots, is that normal? Sorry for all the questions first time having pregnant fish! I have 1 male and 2 females right now and a couple other fish, they don’t hang out by the heater although I think my other molly is pregnant as well.
 

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