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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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one baby molly - more?

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I found a baby molly in my fish tank, I have two female adults, one is fat, I put her and the baby in a "floating" birthing net in the main tank. Overnight the mother did not have any more, but she is still fat. How long does it take for the rest of the babies to be born??

Should I leave her in the net? Will it happen soon?

The baby is fine, very small, we are very excited.

Really looking for advice - Thank you - Barbara
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 07:50 AM
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It is possible the baby belongs to the other fish.




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I've had this happen before. But with LOTS of them. I would leave the baby in the net alone. It doesn't need the mother.
Move the decorations around in the tank to make sure there aren't any other babies. I'm wondering why there's only one...but who knows.
Feed the baby regular fish food, but smoosh it between your fingers so it's super crushed.
And take pics!

Here's a pic of when mine had babies, just to show you how many we had:


That's why I'm surprised you don't have more.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Would the mother still look fat if she had all her babies?
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I'm honestly not sure. Have you tried calling a Petsmart? They might be able to give you an idea (not all Petsmarts are good). Have you looked online?


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yes, I did check online, but could not find clear information. I checked the tank again but found no more babies.

she still looks ready to pop - one search I read said to leave her in the breeder box for a week.

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ps. your babies are beautiful!
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Thanks! That picture is from years ago. So we don't have them anymore. I had so many things in that one tank, and one freaking cleaning (following my super smart fish-guy's advice) killed everyone except the betta.

But yah...I would try talking to a vet on Monday.

Oh, and I didn't put the mom fish in there with the babies at all (I had a floating net, too).


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