Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Northern New England, U.S.A
My Molly Did Something Unexpected. Need Help And Advice
So if you read my earlier post you would know that I got a mollie. Well after relising that I shouldn't have gotten her after we got home I planed to bring her back this weekend. ive only had her since Last Sunday.
So today I came home and started taking the plastic wrap off of the small tanks. I opend up hers and was supprised/ shocked to see little tiny fish swimming around....
So now I have fry...... Was not expecting that. Im surprised at how many I have, I have no idea if she eat any but considering she was in a 2 gallon kritter keeper with them she was wasn't making a big effort to try to eat them. All in all I have around 17 babies. I saw 5 what I think are eggs, and 2 very underdeveloped babies who most likely died during birth. And sadest of all was a underdeveloped one. This little on still had its egg sack but it was almost where it needed to be. It could wiggle its tail but its tail fin hadn't developed yet and all it could do was stay on the bottom and not move, I unfortunetly had to euthanize the little baby since I new it wouldn't survive long.
Anyways after a long process of moving fish around so I could get the babies out both them and mom are sharing the 2 gallon (the babies are in a breeder net). I would have put them on the 40 gallon but I guess I felt like it would be easier and to me safer to care for them this way.
I still plan on bringing mom back to petco this weekend but what should I do with the fry? If I had known she was pregnant I would have brought her back sooner but she didn't have a gravid spot and since I had nothing to compare her size to I thought it was just common.
Im deffinitly not bringing the fry back to store, they wouldn't make it.
Im considering asking my Aunt and Uncle if they want some mollies for their kids, and maybe ask my brother if he would take any but I have a feeling that it would be a slim chance.
I am going to most likely ask my brother if I can borrow his 10 gallon if he still has it.(they had fancy goldfish in it for my nephew, they didn't know any better) so I can have that as a grow out tank.
As for food for them luckily I still have frozen BBS from my baby betta and betta flakes so feeding them isn't to much of an issue.
So sorry for rambling. I would really aperecate help ASAP.
"You can either be judged because you created something or ignored because you left your greatness inside of you.” -James Clear