How many babies does a Molly have?

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 often do mollies have babies?

The gestation period of a molly fish is around 60 days. Female mollies can store sperm for months and may fertilize eggs as often as every 30 days, even when no male is present in the tank. Mollies may release 10 to 60 live fish at a time.

Do molly fish 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.

What Colour will my Molly Fry be?

What color will my Molly Fry be? Molly fries can be any color they want to be. Normally, they are close to the colors of the parents. Fries are dark grey but as they are growing and getting older, they will start changing color.

How many mollies should be kept together?

Keeping Molly Fish Together

You should keep them in groups of at least four or more, they naturally stick together. The group should be made of mostly females since males are known to harass them.

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Will baby fish survive in my tank?

Not necessarily. Many fish breed very easily and produce great numbers of offspring, simply because very few will survive to adulthood. The more fish in your tank, the more you will need to feed them, the more feces they will produce and the harder your filtration system will have to work.

Should you separate baby fish?

After Your Fish Gives Birth

For many species, it’s important to keep fertilized eggs and newly hatched fish, or fry, separate from the adults. Some fish eat their own young while others eat the young of other species. Keeping the fish eggs and fry separate from the adult fish may give them a better chance of survival.

Do guppies poop while giving birth?

Pooping during labor is totally a thing, and while many women feel embarrassed by it, research suggests pooping during labor might be good for a baby’s health. My guppies get very squarish weeks before they give birth and most books say that they look that way just before the fry drop.

Can I put 2 pregnant guppies together?

Yes. You should either put her in a separate tank, or a separate container inside the same tank. When she gives birth the males will eat the babies.