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Pregnant Silver Molly not eating

My female Silver Molly is obviously pregnant. We have at least 2 fry so far and I'm guessing more to come. She was territorial for a time, chasing the cory catfish around, but now very calm. Feeding time used to be her favorite, but she seems totally disinterested in food and stays mostly at the back of the tank. Although, she will swim out and say hello, she's not her usual friendly self. I'm very concerned. How long can she survive without eating? It's been over a week since I've seen her eat. She will taste the food and then spit it out, but doesn't seem to be chewing it up.

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Re: Pregnant Silver Molly not eating

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HI KelpieMom.

 

Welcome to the community, thank you for your question, however I checked in with one of Petco's companion animal care specialists on this and they have a few follow up questions: 

 

  • Normally when mollies bear their young, they will generally come out all in the same time frame. It would be more concerning if she was laying on the bottom of the tank not moving much.
  • How long has it been since the first two fry?

 

You can also contact or stop your Petco local store and speak with their aquatic specialists about your concerns, you can find the number to call the store nearest you here.

 

Alex 

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