Do Dalmation mollies eat their babies?
Cannibalism is normal with mollies and other livebearers like guppies and platys. As fecund as they are, you don’t really need to worry about saving every last one.
How long does it take a Dalmatian Molly to give birth?
The gestation period of a molly fish is around 60 days. Female mollies can store sperm for months and may fertilize eggs as often as every 30 days, even when no male is present in the tank. Mollies may release 10 to 60 live fish at a time.
Do mollies have babies at once?
How do mollies breed? Mollies give birth to live babies. They are very easy to breed for the most part, and a single female molly fish can produce over a hundred baby mollies at one time.
How long are mollies fish pregnant for?
Mollies 50-70 days.
When should I put my pregnant Molly in the breeder box?
I recommend writting down when she gives birth, and then next time, about a month later, keep a close eye on her… When you catch her giving birth… move her to the box. Put lots of fake/real plants so in case you don’t catch her in time the babies will survive.
What do you do with Molly Fry?
After the pregnant female has released all of her fry, remove the female and return her to the main display aquarium. The fry should be fed a quality food, such as baby brine shrimp, baby fish food, or quality flake food ground into a fine powder. Feed the fry small amounts several times a day.