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Old 03-09-2008, 09:23 PM
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hello all
over the last month ive had 3 fish die and they were all pregnant first fish was a female betta and she was about to spawn and we fount her dead in the morning , the second one was a guppy and she was over due by about a week and she was huge and all of a sudden she died , 3rd one was a molly she was over due and she was huge too and wen i got up this morning i found her dead with her eye balls missing half her face missing and a big hole were her babys were , it looked like they burst out of her

has anyone had this problem before ?
also all nitrite , nitrate , ammonia are all zero with regular water changes

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2 plecs
2 red wag sword tails 1 male 1 female
4 guppys 1 male 3 female
3 mollys 2 male 1 female
1 male betta
2 female betta's
1 neon blue dwarf gourami female
1 neon red dwarf gourami male
3 ghost shrimps
2 big apple snails
100 or more baby snails

50 litre tank ( nursery tank )
9 baby mollys
9 baby sword tails
9 baby guppys
3 ghost shrimps
lots of snails
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:14 AM
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if it was just one, i would say that its possable that there was a lot of stress from the preggy. But with three dieing and that last description, i would say there is a prediter that likes preggy fish and there babies. If its the tank in your sig, i would say possably the betta or the pleco.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:17 AM
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Sorry to hear about your losses. It is odd that three fish died and the only thing they had in common was being pregnant. If you never saw the other fish picking on the three, their deaths will probally be another of those fish mysteries.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:33 AM
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did they all die during the night? plecos are nocturnal hunters.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:50 AM
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I would say that as soon one baby was born someone eat it and went searching from were it came from. They found the mother giving birth and the rest was history. Livebearers male are famous for eating their own fry and harras the pregnant females but maybe someone else also played a role. Try to get the pregnants out to a separate tank or buy a case for them. Sorry for all the loses you suffered.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:31 AM
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Hi daz

That is horrible, so sorry, - I agree with the others, that one of the other fish did it. It may also be one of those rare coincidences:

Male bettas are very aggressive towards the female when spawning, & can often lead to her death. This could With be unrelated to the guppy/molly.

Livebearers can die because of the stress when pregnant/giving birth, & the Molly was probably just eaten by one or all of the other fish after she died, could have been from being harassed by the others & mollies can be aggressive. Pregnant livebearers are very vulnerable & a target for the other fish.

I hope it doesn't continue to happen! I agree with Lemi & I would move any further livebearers when they are due to give birth.

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Old 03-15-2008, 08:04 PM
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thankyou all for replying , had a successfull birth the other day it was 1 of my guppys and the day before she gave birth i put her in my nursery tank with all the babys so now i have baby guppys , mollys and swordtails in there now


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2 plecs
2 red wag sword tails 1 male 1 female
4 guppys 1 male 3 female
3 mollys 2 male 1 female
1 male betta
2 female betta's
1 neon blue dwarf gourami female
1 neon red dwarf gourami male
3 ghost shrimps
2 big apple snails
100 or more baby snails

50 litre tank ( nursery tank )
9 baby mollys
9 baby sword tails
9 baby guppys
3 ghost shrimps
lots of snails
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:56 PM
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Hooray!!
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:06 AM
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Really glad to hear that Daz Congratulations!!!
 


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