How long is a molly fish pregnant for?

How many babies do molly fish have?

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.

Will 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.

Do fish eat their babies?

Sometimes he guards several clutches by different females, cleans the nest, and fans oxygen towards the eggs to improve their supply. Yet scientists have repeatedly observed males eating some of the carefully-provided for eggs. Filial cannibalism often occurs in fish species in which males care for the eggs or young.

When should I put my pregnant Molly in the 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 pregnant mollies hide?

A gravid molly will have a change in behavior, usually becoming slower, and tend to hide more than is normal only coming out to feed. Your fish might also become more aggressive to tank mates, particularly those that venture into her hiding spot.

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How long does it take for baby mollies to get their color?

None of the babies have her shape. Also, other than black and dalmatian B&W babies, they don’t have much color either. That seems to develop slowly, and at around 2 months, the gold dust starts to show up. Silver, gold, and pale others are not distinguishable yet.