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PostPosted: 2010.09.24(Fri)7:31    Post subject: pregnant molly fish Reply with quote

hi l wondered if someone could possibly help me asap!
lve had my molly around 2-3 months although always been fat its never had babies and shes the only molly in my tank, yesterday she was swimmin all over normally rounded belly today l noticed her sitting at the bottom of the tank a lot and just noticed her stomach is now squared and very swollen near the opening (sorry don't know the proper words!) is she pregnant? if so how? can she become pregnant froma guppy or platy?? is that even possible????
thanks for any suggestions
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PostPosted: 2010.09.24(Fri)7:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

her colour has also faded if that helps? and just noticed shes swollen got a slight bump/lump/build up ??? on her right side near the opening also? really hope that couldnt indicate a tumour? shes fine in herself no sticking out scaled or anything to indicate a disease
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PostPosted: 2010.09.24(Fri)18:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are her scales sticking out like a pine cone?

If so she is ill, if not she may be about to drop fry.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)2:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

If mollies are anything like guppies.... they can hold sperm from previous inseminations for several pregnancies, meaning if they've been around a male at any point before you got her, she could very well still be pregnant with his babies, even if she hasn't been around him since her last drop.

I'm not sure if guppies or platies can hybridize with mollies.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.27(Mon)6:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

rales is correct about holding sperm,
and it is possible that it hybridized with a platy.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.27(Mon)6:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthew Hoffman wrote:
rales is correct about holding sperm,
and it is possible that it hybridized with a platy.

Mollies & platies cannot hybridise but a female molly can hold sperm for months.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.27(Mon)6:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have herd reports about them hybridizing.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.27(Mon)6:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where?

Mollies can hybridise with guppies and other Poecilia but this is a rare occurance and they have never been known to cross with fish of the Xiphophorus genus.

This doesn't stop male livebearers trying to mate with any fish they can get near enough to Laughing
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PostPosted: 2010.09.27(Mon)6:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am thinking it was on this web site but I am not sure, I do not think that the fry would survive, also aqadvisor.com said that they can.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.27(Mon)6:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthew Hoffman wrote:
I am thinking it was on this web site but I am not sure, I do not think that the fry would survive, also aqadvisor.com said that they can.


Please check your sources. Aqadvisor is not a trusted source.
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