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The other way you can tell when they're almost ready to give birth is by watching their gravid line. It's a dark line at the back of their plump belly, and it gets darker as the time approaches.
If you have a breeder net or something similar, you can stick mom in there when she's almost ready (with some moss or something) and when she's given birth, you can just remove the mom and crush up some food for the fry.

As stated, if it's her first birth, you won't get quite as many fry, and they may indeed eat them.

You're probably only a few weeks away from the next batch. Good luck! :)
 
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