Return to the Aquariums Forum | Post a Follow-Up

what caused baby molly to die?

Posted by poohgirl1075 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 6, 06 at 8:36

I bought 2 mollies for my son's b-day and surprise, the black molly had 6 babies 2 day's later. It's been 3 wk now and one of the babies died. They're still pretty small and from what I could tell it had a lil' white spot below it's eye. I don't know if this is ich or a sore or what it is. How can I find out? I already got rid of the baby (son was upset)so I can't take it to the pet store for them to look at. They seem to eat pretty well. I did notice 1 of them was a loner. Not sure if this was the one. It just happened last night and I haven't really had a chance to look at them again.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: what caused baby molly to die?

This is not unusual. Many fry do not make it. It i expected and since you have livebearers that breed requently , to sy the least, it is to be expected. I am not sure if the white spot was ICH. Just keep an eye on the rest. It is upsetting to your son, just look at it as a life lesson. This will probably happen every few months.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Aquariums Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here