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Old 02-28-2012, 02:43 AM   #31
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Aww, your Molly kooks like the male I lost...

He was a Sailfin Dalmatian Molly...
Oh wow they are spitting images of each other:p mine loves behind the filter until I leave the room after that he bounces off the walls like a 2 year old child same with my black tetra xD I love it and I'm so glad Into this hobby
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My 6 mollies in my 29 bounce around constantly... Constantly all over until lights off... And they're laying in their places within a half hour.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:55 AM   #33
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My 6 mollies in my 29 bounce around constantly... Constantly all over until lights off... And they're laying in their places within a half hour.
Oh wow it may be that it's a new home for all of them and I want to add sand in there how hard would that be to add in, I love how it looks but it looks so awesome IMO
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Oh wow it may be that it's a new home for all of them and I want to add sand in there how hard would that be to add in, I love how it looks but it looks so awesome IMO
I'm sorry to say I don't have any experience with sand... I'd love black sand tho!
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:33 AM   #35
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I'm sorry to say I don't have any experience with sand... I'd love black sand tho!
Thought I might ask lol
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:12 AM   #36
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It does sound like your molly needs friends... I'm interested to see what your water is too... I have 6 mollies in my 29g freshwater tank with a female betta and they're doing great... Brackish water is controversial.. Their are opinions on either side... I personally don't do it because my fish have been happy in pure dechlorinated water.
I hear that! Mollies in brackish or fresh is almost as controversial as keeping betta's in community tanks or alone LOL! It's tough sometimes especially as beginners to know whisc way to go. Experience is key I say! When we first got our tank it came with 2 juvenile Mollies, 1 common pleco, and several single Tetra specimens. The guy didn't want it anymore because his fish were dying. Turns out that he had single specimens of many schooling and shoaling species. I figure that's why they were dying off. Both the Mollies died shortly after we got the tank, a week apart. So I looked up possible causes, and chalked it up to freshwater. But, as I have since read, many people have success with Mollies in freshwater. Hmmm...I bet it has something to do with the breeder they came from. Raising the fry in Freshwater or Brackish! Seems in nature most mollies live in freshwater, and some are found in marine situations while others are in between the two water sources. Our LFS keeps their Mollies in Brackish and some even in full marine set-ups.
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Oh wow it may be that it's a new home for all of them and I want to add sand in there how hard would that be to add in, I love how it looks but it looks so awesome IMO
I just started with sand in my 20 gallon. One week in. Loved it at first, but now I'm not so sure. I'm going to stick with it a couple more weeks to see if I like it. I really like being able to clean the gravel. With the sand, I just don't feel like it's clean and the chance of toxic gas building up scares the me I stir it every 6 days, but then sand ends up on all the plants and stuck to my betta. This is my experience thus far.
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Wait to see what your water is like first. What are your plans with the tetras?
You could make 4 mollies work in a 20g if they were the only fish in tank and you kept up with water changes...
I agree that 4 Mollies would be just right. The tetras will be overcrowding this tank if it were a Molly tank. Otherwise, if you decided to skip on the Mollies and do a tetra tank, you could have more fish. Mollies get 4" and a 20 gallon can get overcrowded quick. The best way to look at it is this:

When your fish are fully grown, will they have swimming room without being in eachothers face all day and night? That was what helped me drastically when I was stocking. I was sooooo overstocked when I first started! Easy to do when the fish are small juveniles.
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I just started with sand in my 20 gallon. One week in. Loved it at first, but now I'm not so sure. I'm going to stick with it a couple more weeks to see if I like it. I really like being able to clean the gravel. With the sand, I just don't feel like it's clean and the chance of toxic gas building up scares the me I stir it every 6 days, but then sand ends up on all the plants and stuck to my betta. This is my experience thus far.
I'm debating if I want to do it or just wait to do it with saltwater tank I love salt water but I decided to stick fresh since supplya are about everywhere out here and salt water is scarce but my tank is made for both and I love that! And thanks for you opinion it helps me lots
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I agree that 4 Mollies would be just right. The tetras will be overcrowding this tank if it were a Molly tank. Otherwise, if you decided to skip on the Mollies and do a tetra tank, you could have more fish. Mollies get 4" and a 20 gallon can get overcrowded quick. The best way to look at it is this:

When your fish are fully grown, will they have swimming room without being in eachothers face all day and night? That was what helped me drastically when I was stocking. I was sooooo overstocked when I first started! Easy to do when the fish are small juveniles.
I want to try live bearers sorry if I slaughtered the word but I want to see them give birth to live fry exciting I started a thread on ghost shrimp breeding have no clue how to and I want to
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