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Old 01-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #11
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I went to petsmart and the helped me with everything and im hoping they didnt mess up because the guy did tell me that the molly lays eggs but come to find out they give birth to LIVE babies!! Please help! I do have a filter in the tank should i be worried?
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #12
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Ok, try to calm down, you sound really frazzled and that's not what fishkeeping should be about.

We all know that the majority of chain store employees don't have a clue about fish, sadly, so don't go there for advice.

I've never worried about my filter with my fry. In fact, I've had my krib fry sit on the filter intake to eat micro organisms and then they swim away. These are days old fry.

You can worry if you want to, but honestly, there's no need to.

Since you're not prepared, physically or emotionally, to do a whole "grow out fry tank" thing, keeping in mind that even if you just purchased a new fry tank it has to be cycled before you can stick fish in it, why don't you just leave her alone right now and whatever happens, happens.

Did you know when you purchased this species that they give birth constantly?
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Sorry im just kind of shocked that they informed me with false information. Im 19 with 2kids and didnt plan on my daughter wanting to watch fish eat baby fish.. And no i have no idea about them reproducing a lot.. How often do they go through this? I have one male and one female.. How long does a cycle take?
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You'll have bunches of new babies once a month.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #15
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You'll have bunches of new babies once a month.
Oh wow! So if i let nature take its corse will there still be some fry that make it?
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Yes, a manageable amount, most likely.
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Oh wow! So if i let nature take its corse will there still be some fry that make it?
I believe so. I would give them lots of hidding spots.
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I believe so. I would give them lots of hidding spots.
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Yes, a manageable amount, most likely.
How will i know shes getting ready to have her babies? So im prepaired...
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Hello everyone! Im violet and i just bought this black balloon molly fish but shes pregnant!! I am not ready for this and its 4am. I just so far put her in a seprate tank than all the others. I am clueless help!!!!
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