Balancing Act

Babies having babies

Well, not quite. Remember those lyre tail molly fries from 20 weeks ago? They're fully grown and giving birth on their own. Here's one of two pregnant female mollies about to burst with fries:

Pregnant molly

Pregnant molly

Here are some of the fries I've spotted. I counted about six. This time, the batch consists of a higher ratio of pure white colored mollies versus pure black or mixed:

White molly fries

White molly fries

So assuming these new batch of fries will survive the next 20 weeks, we can expect THEM to give birth to new generation of mollies while the existing mollies continue to spawn. I may have to transfer them over to a larger tank by then. Talk about populating a nation from just a pair of mollies! Fish nation that is.

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