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Old 09-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Fry tank?

I have approx 80 Dalmatian Molly fry in a 10 gal... Half are 12 days old and half are 2 days old...
Water is cloudy... How much of a partial water change can i do? 50% ??
These are my first two batches of fry so I'm really excited
I appreciate the help.
Want to go get test kits but can't for a few days... Car is in the shop..
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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I am no expert and not sure but if it were me, I might try a smaller water change to start. Perhaps something like 20% even if you have to do a couple changes a week.????
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:34 AM   #3
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You have 80 fish in one 10 gallon tank? Were you able to fit any water in there?
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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LOL... yes.. They're about 1/4" .... Just turned white and are getting darker spots...Going to have to get 2 more tanks... One for birthing and one more so I can separate males/females.. For a total of 3 fry tanks... Wasn't expecting it, but with male to female ratio 1:4 and saving all the babies I'm over run.. Ahh!
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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What are you going to do with all those fry?
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75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
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Several tropical fish stores will take them at 1.5", 2" , 2.5" ...
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I finally stopped calling stores cause they mostly said yes..
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These are the babies I was talking about... 2 batches of Dalmatian Mollies & a batch of Creamsicle Lyretail Mollies
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Are you keeping the fry separated by species? You don't want to get to the point where you can bring them to the lfs and then end up that they've cross-bred.
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I was planning on separating males/females when they're 4-6 wks old.. Everything ive read says they can reach sexual maturity approx 2 mths...
And when it's time to take to store to put equal amount of males/females in the container I transport in but only have dalmatian in one group and creamsicle in another..
Eventually there will be silver lyretail and black mollies also ..
Would that work out?
I've also read they can reach 2" around 2 mths... Is that your experience?
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