Will my Molly fry survive
The only sure fire way fry will survive is to separate mom into her own tank with water from her big tank until she releases the fry, then take mom out.
I never had much luck with any fry surviving in a community tank..
Why is my molly fish laying on the bottom of the tank
When the swim bladder malfunctions, the fish has trouble maintaining his level in the water and can sink to the bottom of the tank or be stuck near the top. The abnormal ballast can cause the fish to turn sidewise and swim on his side, or even roll entirely upside down.
What do Molly Fry eat
The fry should be fed a quality food, such as baby brine shrimp, baby fish food, or quality flake food ground into a fine powder. Feed the fry small amounts several times a day. Maintain good water quality by performing regular water changes.
How long can Mollies go without eating
2 weeksAdult molly fish can survive without food for up to 2 weeks. The same is not true for molly fry, which can only survive up to 3 days without food. Still, you can’t just pack your bags and go, and hope for the best. There are things you must do beforehand to ensure that your mollies will be fine in your absence.
How much should you feed a Molly
Mollies don’t actually eat too much food. Usually, the size of the mollies stomach is as much as the size of their eyeball. So, You can actually feed 5-7 mollies about one pinch of crushed flakes twice a day.
Do Mollies sleep on bottom of tank
Molly fish occupy the bottom of the tank due to inappropriate temperature or water conditions, including high ammonia and nitrite concentrations. To your surprise, that behavior could be merely a sign of a sleeping molly. … Yes, molly fish sleep like most fish do.
How long do Dalmation Mollies live
between 3 and 5 yearsGenerally speaking, Dalmatian mollies live for anywhere between 3 and 5 years. In optimal conditions they can even reach 6 years of age, but that is if you are lucky and take superb care of your Dalmation molly.
How many fry do black mollies have
On average, the female will deliver anywhere from 40-100 fry, though you can expect younger female mollies to be on the lower end of that scale. If you want a high fry survival rate, then the female molly should be removed from the main tank prior to giving birth.
How many fry do Dalmation Mollies have
I know this was 4 yr ago but to answer your question from experience, Generally on average Dalmatian Molly’s usually have 6-10 successful babies, but don’t be fooled by this she can still be pregnant afterwords and could happen again with remainder of the fry.
How fast do Molly Fry grow
around one to two monthsWatch their growth. It will take around one to two months for your fry to grow large enough to be introduced into your standard aquarium. The fry should be larger than the mouths of an adult molly fish. Do not move the molly fry until you are sure they are ready to handle your larger tank.
Do Mollies give birth at night
Yes, most of the time, mollies do give birth at night.
Why did my molly fish die after giving birth
Mollies typically die after giving birth due to severe labor strains, secondary to long delivery duration, hostile environment, and inappropriate water conditions. Female mollies also die after delivery due to genetic defects and underlying diseases, such as flukes, fin rot, and ammonia burns.
What is the lifespan of a molly fish
around three to five yearsThe average molly fish lifespan is around three to five years. While they aren’t the longest-living freshwater species out there, there is some wiggle room depending on what species you get.
How big should fry be before releasing into tank
Size. Before you can move your baby guppies into your big tank, they need to be large enough that the other fish won’t eat them. Exactly how large depends on the size of the fish in the main tank, but the minimum size the babies should be before you move them is about an inch long.
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.
How do I know if my mollies are mating
Usually, a female goes vertical when she agrees to mate but I have noticed that the male mollies continue to chase the ones who are swimming away from them. Even if a female swims slowly it’s also the sign that she is agreeing to mate and allowing the male to chase her easily.
How often should I feed Molly Fry
The digestion cycle of molly fry is short, therefore, they’ll be ready to eat as soon as every half hour. You shouldn’t feed them that often, of course, but you should aim for at least 5 feedings a day.
Do Mollies eat their babies
Mollies definitely eat their babies. Sometimes, they tend to be very nippy eaters. However, mollies feed on almost everything that fits into their mouth, including their babies.
Why did Molly Fry die
Everyday 2-3 of them fall to the bottom and its as if they they’re tails are stuck striaght and they can’t move them. Their gills move and sometimes they flap their side fins. Once they reach the laying on the bottom of my breeding net stage, they always die.
Why does my Molly have a big belly
Most typically, molly fish become fat and bloated due to pregnancy, in which they will also develop a gravid spot, spend more time hiding and become aggressive towards tankmates. However, mollies may also appear fat due to constipation, overfeeding, dropsy, bacterial and protozoal infections.
What happens when a Molly gives birth
Molly fish are livebearers, which simply means that instead of laying eggs, fertilizing them on the spawning site and hatching them, molly fish give birth to live fish. … The female molly stores the fertilized eggs inside her body until they hatch and only then does she release the fry into the tank.