Originally Posted by johnhartigan
I'm new to the hobby so I haven't seen many of them but the thought of it is pretty cool:p I just don't want to over crowd my tank lol:p
Check out these colorful little livebearers (just for fun!) Endlers Livebearer
& Humpbacked Limia
. Some other cool ones that are fun to look at are the halfbeak
, orange tailed goodeid
and montezuma swordtail.
If you want to aviod being over stocked, you could upgrade to a 30 gallon tank for your Mollies, and only keep 4, giving some leg-room (fin-room
) for babies. Or you could exchange the Molly for a smaller fish of similar appearance; The Platy. It only gets up to 1.5" and it is a livebearer. The minimum tank size for a shoal of platys is 20 gallons.
Definetely you will need another tank though; called a "grow out" tank. I have not bred fish myself, but have read about others doing it. They have the breeders in a tank, and after the babies are born, they move the parents to another tank to allow the fry to grow, so that all the fry don't get gobbled up by their parents