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Pregnant Molly???? I hope so...

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by txgurl19, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. txgurl19

    txgurl19 New Member

    I noticed my male molly kept nipping at my females stomach and she looked alittle fat so I put her in a breeding net. the male fish wouldnt leave her alone while she was in the net. So I took her out and put her back in the tank. Now the male I guess is trying to mate. I am not sure on how they do that exactly. Well my questions are. 1. if the male is nipping at the females stomach does that mean she is pregnant or is he trying to mate? 2. Will the male try to mate while the female is already pregnant? if so does it just inpregnant her more? 3. Will the male keep trying to mate after he inpregnants her?? If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated!! :?:
  2. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    uhmm to put this simple yes yes and yes do you have anymore mollies in the tank ? if so males or females ? when there are both males and females in the same tank they are supose to be kept in a 3-5 female to 1 male ratio due to the stress the males put on the females and this helps
  3. txgurl19

    txgurl19 New Member

    Well I have one male and 2 females and 15 babies from my black molly. My orange molly is in the questioning. do I need to get another female?
  4. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i would just in case . what size tank do you have ?
  5. txgurl19

    txgurl19 New Member

    she had the babies!

    She had babies today..They dont look like her but she had them....Yay!! thanks for the help
  6. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    no prob thats why i'm here
  7. txgurl19

    txgurl19 New Member

    I know this is a different topic but...

    I know this is a different topic but... my tank is murky and I dont know why. A guy at the pet store said it was like that because the fish weren't producing enough natural bacteria to dissolve or take care of the waste... its a white murky color...I dont know what to do....
  8. kc5gvn

    kc5gvn New Member

    Hi txgurl19, Regarding your last post....WHAT??? Fish don't produce bacteria they produce waste. Bacteria develops on the waste and breaks the waste down. Your tank is going through a cycle. We really need actual numbers on ammonia, nitrite and nitrates to see where you are in the cycle. The fry will most likely not be able to make it through the cycle regardless of what you do. At this point partial daily water changes are probably the best recourse to keep ammonia and nitrites low. This will increase the amount of time it takes to cycle the tank but it is imperative to keep the ammonia and nitrites down to less toxic levels. Again, the numbers for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are a must, to determine where you are in the cycle.
  9. txgurl19

    txgurl19 New Member

    Numbers that you wanted

    Well I took a sample of water to Petsmart to get it tested...The ammonia was fine...the PH was 7.6 and the nitrate was high... Thats all they told me... The guy said the only problem was the nitrate... So he suggested using Stess Zyme... I put 10ml of that in and my tank is alittle 50% clearer than it was. Does everyones tank go through the cycle? My brothers didnt
  10. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Wow, you've been getting really bad advice.... The Petsmart near me is pretty good, but the store near you sounds terrible. The bacteria mentioned before grows in a colony both in the filter and in the gravel. This bacteria reacts to the waste produced by fish and breaks it down... first into nitrItes, then into nitrAtes.

    You should tell us the exact numbers for your nitrAtes (the petsmart people should write it down for you, and while you're at it get them to write down the ammonia and nitrIte as well) because it could mean one of two things. 1) Your tank is just now finishing its cycle and it's going through a spike or 2) you simply need to change some of your water. Routine water changes of about 1/3 every month (or more often if you have a lot of fish) are crucial to maintaining a healthy tank.

    Generally speaking, I don't like the idea of adding chemicals, except water conditioner of course, to an aquarium. An aquarium is a closed environment, so if you add some chemicals and your fish react poorly... there could be a very sad ending. However, since most water problems are solved by doing your water change, adding chemicals for anything other than disease/injury is essentially unnecessary.

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