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 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.
Do mollies eat their babies?
In a breeding net, the fry are exposed to the same water conditions the rest of the tank is experiencing. 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.
Should you separate baby fish?
Fish who were born via live birth traditionally are better off being separated from their parents. Create a good home for the fry. Young fish are more susceptible to infection and disease than adult fish, so take extra care to make sure that their tanks are properly maintained.
How long do I separate baby fish?
Keep them separate until they are sizeable enough not to be able to fit them in any of the adult fishes mouths. Looking at some of the growth rates of some fry that i read about this may be 4-5 weeks at least. Good to Excellent water conditions should also promote healthy growth.
Can baby mollies live without a filter?
Can baby mollies live without a filter? Coradee. Yes they do need a heater & filter, a sponge filter is good as there’s no danger of them getting sucked in. You can feed them whatever you feed the adults, just crush it small enough for their tiny mouths.