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Old 03-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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Balloon Molly - How to breed??

Can someone please help me to breed my balloon mollies?? I have one male and two females. I do a 30% water change once a week everyweek but i just dont know what else i can do to get them to breed?????????
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Um ok are you being mean?? lol im new to this
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:15 AM   #4
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how long have you had them?
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Normally there are some basic things that you can do to encourage breeding to happen:

-Do frequent and large water changes, about 40% every other day to everyday.
-Feed more frequently, but with a varity of foods, not the same food over and over.
-Raise the temp. slighty, 2-5 degrees would be a good range. Just make sure it doesn't raise higher then 80.
-Feed meaty live foods, like live brine shrimp, live blood worms, or small feeders.

Do these and your almost guarented breeding mollies.
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Normally there are some basic things that you can do to encourage breeding to happen:

-Do frequent and large water changes, about 40% every other day to everyday.
-Feed more frequently, but with a varity of foods, not the same food over and over.
-Raise the temp. slighty, 2-5 degrees would be a good range. Just make sure it doesn't raise higher then 80.
-Feed meaty live foods, like live brine shrimp, live blood worms, or small feeders.

Do these and your almost guarented breeding mollies.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:56 PM   #7
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Umm a few months
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Mollies eat a lot of vegetables as well as meaty foods. Try things like blanched broccoli or shelled peas. Livebearing fish are known to hold off giving birth until they are comfortable. If you have other fish in the tank they could be eating the babies or the adult mollies may be eating them. Provide plenty of plants either live or fake for hiding places. I personally don't care for the little fry holding tanks, I would rather use an out grow tank.
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Hey thanks for that Im a bit blonde so hopefuly i read your reply right. lol
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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If you have had them for a few months there should have been some fry by now.
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