Should I separate my pregnant fish?
Ideally, pregnant females should be placed on their own in a separate aquarium with lots of feathery plants where they can give birth in a stress-free environment. Then again, once she releases the fry she is returned to the main tank and the fry can be grown on separately.
Should I separate Molly babies?
Mollies are prolific breeders, so to control the population it’s recommended that the sexes are kept separate. Males have a gonopodium, a modified anal fin used for reproduction. You can determine a young fish’s gender after about 12 weeks. Keep the babies’ habitat clean.
How long does a Molly stay pregnant?
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 I need to separate Molly Fry?
Having a completely separated tank for the pregnant molly fish. Giving her, her own tank where she can give birth safely. … However, you need to remove the mother molly the moment that she is done giving birth. She will still eat her babies if you don’t remove her quickly.
When should I put my pregnant Molly in a breeder box?
I would NOT put her in the breeding box unless you KNOW she is going to give birth. 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.
Do mollies have all their babies at once?
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.