Molly fishes are a type of guppy that give birth to live babies instead of producing eggs like other fish. Breeding occurs often in molly fish; even when there is no male in the tank for several months, the female will release babies at least once a month. It is important to identify when a molly is pregnant and know the approximate time the babies will be born. This is so you can protect the babies after birth because mollies have a tendency to eat their young.
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Watch your pregnant molly for any behaviour changes. Some changes include moving slower, staying away from other fish in the tank and eating less.
Track the days since you noticed your molly was pregnant. A typical gestation period is around 60 days.
Note if the dark triangular spot near the anal vent has got bigger and darker in colour. This indicates that labour and birth are near.
Look for changes in your molly's stomach and overall girth. Pregnant and near-labour mollies are much bigger in the middle and look stretched out.
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