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Old 01-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Molly breeding and genetics

I have 4 mollies (1 male, 2 female) which I am hoping to breed in the not so distant future. But I was wondering how long will it be from when they mate to the time they actually give birth so I know when to look out for fry. Also if I breed a female black molly and a speckled (white and black) male molly will the fry be likely to be all black, speckled or a bit of both ie speckled body and black fins.
im 13 and have a 34litre aqua one tank which has:

2x Botia striata
1x tiger barbs
1x red tailed black shark
4x mollies
1x guppy fry

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2x clownfish
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1 hermit crab
1 haloween crab
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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once they are preg you will notice a dark gravid spot. They will give birth in around 26-30 days you will usually expetct between 12 fry up to 30 fry.
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2x X-ray tetra
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #3

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The black, speckled and "silver", actual white mollies are the same species and should breed fine with each other. Just wait and see, shouldn't be too long.
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