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Pregnant Molly? I’m a Newb.


Melissa G
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I’ve had 3 mollies for about 3 weeks. One (and I think she’s a female-per my Googling) is slowly getting bigger. 
I have a quarantine tank ready. I ordered the supplies to make a Dean breeder basket (stuff will be here tomorrow). 
Questions:

1) is she pregnant? 
2) when should I pop her in the quarantine tub? 

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Well, on fish that are semi-transparent you can kinda see the eyes developing of the fry, so some say.  I always look for when her belly kinda squares off. Bottom of belly will appear more a straight line and bulge will extend up to just under her gills.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is how you sex most livebearers by the shape of the anal fin. Females will be shaped like a fan. Males will be pointed like a fine tipped paintbrush...

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Here is a video showing you our Tangerine Painted Lyretail Mollys, and sexing them...

If you're interested in a deeper dive on mollies, following an entire spawning report, here is my son's from his final BAP submission...

 

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