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Old 11-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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I picked up a couple of black mollies, and wanted to ask how to tell between a male and female. Also, I notice they nibble at the hair algae in the tank. is this normal?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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Look at the bottom fin behind the belly in front of the tail. Females have a triangle, males looks pointy. Image search male molly and see.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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The two simplest ways to sex them are.

Is the anal fine (then fin near the bum) pointed?
Is the dorsal fin large?
If so then these are males
females have triangle anal fin and smaller dorsal fins
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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I'm not really sure... Here are some pics...


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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Pic on left is female pic on right is male
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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Thanks! Will try breed?


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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Also I like the ship wreck in your tank
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:09 PM   #9
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Oh thanks


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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They should breed I have white Molly's and two gold Molly's mine haven't breed yet but haven't had them long (white Molly's) as for the gold the mate had died when my power went out a month ago, and I only have two females, give it time,
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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Well that sounds good.


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #12
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Since its pretty hard to see the gravid spot, will i just have to look for fatness?


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Old 11-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #13
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they are both females.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #14
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Really endlerguppy? Well that's a bummer...


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Old 11-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #15
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yeah soz.i know how it feels when you get all excited then it doesnt happen or its not right.
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