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Hi. Annette here, what's the gestation period for mollies, my molly seems to be constantly pregnant and dropping fry every couple of days. Thank you
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If you mean from insemination to birth, pregnancy, its around 4 weeks. And being livebearers they can produce upto 8 batches of fry from 1 insemination, each batch will be 4 weeks apart.
Is this her first lot of fry? If so this might be why its taking a little longer for the fry to drop, but i have known my platys to move around producing fry in various locations over time, especially with first batches.
I wrote this guide a while back with a bit of help, that might be useful Smile
https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/misc.ph...elp&hid=19
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(23-05-2019, 06:40 PM)Gingerlove05 Wrote: If you mean from insemination to birth, pregnancy, its around 4 weeks. And being livebearers they can produce upto 8 batches of fry from 1 insemination, each batch will be 4 weeks apart.
Is this her first lot of fry? If so this might be why its taking a little longer for the fry to drop, but i have known my platys  to move around producing fry in various locations over time, especially with first batches.
I wrote this guide a while back with a bit of help, that might be useful Smile
https://www.aquariumforums.co.uk/misc.ph...elp&hid=19

Thanks for that, it's not the first lot she has had, but there is two females in the tank, both seem constantly pregnant..
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Do you have any males?
If so they will likely keep ending up pregnant, but as i say once pregnant they can keep going for 8 batches (which would roughly be 8 months!)
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Yes, 3 females,, 2 males, thanks for your help.
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No problem Smile i know a little bit about livebearers and fry, we’ve had literally hundreds Big Grin if you have any questions just ask Smile
You’ll likely constantly end up with fry because you have males and females. They dont know when to stop. Eating or breeding lol
What temp is your tank running at? I know cooler temps can help ease breeding behaviour, but i dont think they ever stop completely.
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Lol. Know what you mean, we have seven at the moment a bit too big to be eaten,, the temp is at 24.
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On another note, when my other tank has cycled,, is it OK to keep a male and female in it, hopefully to try and get them to breed, it's only 25 ltrs.i mean betas lol
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Might be worth dropping the temp a degree or 2 depending on any other stock and their temperature compatibility.
I’m not sure how much room you would need for betta breeding, but i know females need to be removed after they have mated as the male guards the bubble nest and fry and he will turn on the female.
What is your water hardness? As betta need soft water whereas mollies need hard water
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think our water is hard,,we have a male betta and two female betta in our other tank,they seem to be thriving..
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