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Old 05-12-2019, 08:59 AM   #1
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55 gallon long livebearer stocking

So I'll have my new 55 gallon long tank on Tuesday. I currently 2 shrimp, 3 female mollies and 3 fry too young to tell the gender. I'll be selling any fry that end up being male to prevent breeding.

What else could I keep in there?
From what I've read the answer is pretty much anything but I want to hear from people who have mollies.
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I've had a single gourami and Corys in with mine
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What kind of gourami?
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I've got a bunch of Mollies in mine.
And a school of Danios, a Platy, and Cory Cats.
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What kind of gourami?
Blue Gourami
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I'm probably going to avoid bottom dwelling fish. I had my one molly with some corydoras and she just beat them up and stole their food. I gave them to the lfs.
I've also not had any algae in my tank since getting the mollies and they scavenge like goldfish.
I'll look into danios/tetras but I might just do a livebearer sorority with female platys and maybe some female guppies.
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I'd stay with just the Platys unless you can find some nice looking female gups as they are usually only have just a bit of tail colour. I'm sure your alreafy aware that Gups Platy & Mollie femalea can store semen so you *may* end up with babys wvwn qith no malea in your tank. On the upside they are considered a delicious snack by the adults
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I'm not worried about fry. I figure my gluttonous mollies will eat them. Out of my 3 female mollies I only have 3 surviving fry. I'll keep them if they end up being female but will sell them if they aren't.
I don't care about a fishes fancy colours. I used to keep female bettas because they were always less flashy and less likely to be bought.
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