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i purchased a few mollies from the pet store like on sunday and ijust noticed that the female is kinda fat she dosent seem sick like with that weird disease my live bearrers tend to get her scales arnt poping out shes eating normaly and seems to get along nicely with every one but i put her in a quarinteen tank just to be safe but i wanna know how i can tell if shes pregnant or not beacause shes black so i cant really find a black spot on her. so any ideas?

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Wait a month and you'll know.

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IME livebearers are either giving birth or pregnant.
Good advice above, wait a month and see. I wouldnt worry if the first spawn are eaten, there will be plenty more and you will be better prepared to isolate the female prior to giving birth.
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Some times I often think some Guppies in particular are born pregnant or it seems that way.

If you do not want them to have fry when they are young you will have to separate them as soon as possible.

You can buy fry nets which you hang over the side of the tank.

Plenty of top cover will also help them to survive. A plant like Floating Water Sprite (Indian Fern) is excellent for that purpose.

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EditedEdited 10-Apr-2010 02:55
I got sum of that like moss that covers the tank floor and sum elodia and some breeder traps but i think ill let them live in the tank for a while so that they can thin out then and ill try to seperate out the ones that wont survive and dispose of them (humanly) and put them in a tank to let them grow and some of my friends want sum to beacuase its 2 femails that look pregnant

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EditedEdited 12-Apr-2010 06:38
well she fainally laid today but now i dont know what to do with them therys like 20 i was able to save i put them in a small flotaing plastic container in my tank (my quarintene tank is in use at the momment) and i need to know what to do help!

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Livebearers are born fully-developed. You can feed them crushed flakes (so that the pieces are small enough for them to handle). Just make sure to keep the plastic container clean. Keep on top of water changes as you now have 20 more fish in the tank eating and pooping.

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yea today while i was in school my mom put them in a bigger jar and tied them to the lid to keep it from bobing to much and sinking ima do a water change evey day replacing the water with aquarium water and the guys at my LFS said when thery about 1 inch long if theyr in good shape he'll buy them thnaks for the help just throw any advice u got b/c this is my first time actually keeping fry and i need help so shoot

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like how offten should i feed them though?

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I would feed them only once a day and give only the smallest amount.

The Floating/fixed fry tank should have holes to allow a water movement and any left over food should fall through.

Remember their stomach will be smaller than a fine pin head.

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I thought that up but thanks evryone ill keep in mind all you tell me i got a neddle a made holes in it

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