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Old 02-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Just got my first ten gallon tank.

This was one of the most helpful sites when I was in the process of setting up my first ten gallon tank l, so I decided to join myself.

I'm just your average college student who always loved having fish for pets growing up as a kid. My first semester I decided I wanted to get a small fish tank I liven up my room a bit, I got a 2.5 gallon tank and had a Betta for about 3 years.

A few weeks before it passed away- I knew it was getting old- I decided I really wanted to own a large fish tank which I never had the money for when I was a freshman. I went out with my friend and together we got the whole tank set up, as well as getting a snail and an aquatic dwarf frog which got along with the Betta just fine.

The Betta died about two weeks ago and all my friends here at college were quite saddened, but a week later, we went out and got three Molly's and I'm planning on getting four more. I'm extremely excited about finally having a full blown fish tank with a heater and all.. It's the perfect size for my room and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. I hope I can continue to learn more about caring for fish and hopefully one day become an expert at this myself.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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What is your tank stocked with?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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It's stocked with one snail, one frog, three mollies at the moment but I will probably get three more.

What do you suggest?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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The tank looks great at the moment. I absolutely love dalmatian mollies. Keep in mind that you're already pretty close to stocked in a 10 gallon before you add anymore. Check out aqadvisor.com for more info on that. I hope you're keeping your mollies in 1M:2F ratios to keep them in line, so if you add more be sure to maintain that. Looks great though!
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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Thanks a bunch!

What exactly does 1M/2F mean though? I'm new to the terminology.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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1 Male to every 2 Female. The males will pursue a female, having the 2 females per male helps keep the males at bay a little bit.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #7
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Ohh okay I understand, I think I read about that somewhere before. Will the people working at the store know which ones are male and which ones are female? Because they didn't tell me when I got these three if they were male or female :/
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I would not add anymore. Mollies get pretty big, and are messy fish. I would not normally recommend mollies for a 10gal for these reasons. Usually the minimum for them is 25-30 gallons.

You can tell them apart by the fin under their tummy. Males will have a long pointed fin called a gonopodium. Females will have a fin that's fanned out. You could probably find some pics on google to show differences. It's likely the people at the store cannot tell if it's a regular chain store. Whenever I get any I always find males and females myself and point to the specific fish I want to the guy catching them for me lol.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #9
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I thought it was only for Lyretail mollies that you needed a big tank, I was told the mollies I have won't grow bigger than 1 1/2 to 2 inches, and that at max I could have six. I'm hoping I wasn't lied to at the store hahah :P

But as for the male and female identification that is extremely helpful thank you!
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Now I'm just hoping I don't have three males or anything like that haha.
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