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Old 02-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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My molly had 5 fry about three months ago. She also just had six more about a week ago. My 5 older fry are all female. They are about one centimeter long now. They are currently in a breeding tank. I was wondering if I could let them in the actual tank. It's a 10 gallon tank. I have a male gourami, (don't know how to spell it) a male black molly, 2 neon tetras, 2 Cory Catfish, and 2 African dwarf frogs.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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My molly had 5 fry about three months ago. She also just had six more about a week ago. My 5 older fry are all female. They are about one centimeter long now. They are currently in a breeding tank. I was wondering if I could let them in the actual tank. It's a 10 gallon tank. I have a male gourami, (don't know how to spell it) a male black molly, 2 neon tetras, 2 Cory Catfish, and 2 African dwarf frogs.
The general rule is, if the fry are bigger than the other fish's mouths, then you'll be ok...
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As soon as they don't fit in the mouth of the bigger fish. They can still be pestered for being small, so a few hiding places would be good.

You might want to consider upgrading to a bigger tank. It's getting crowded; the general rule is 1 gallon for each inch of fish. But all fish are different and some need more space than others (and thus the general rule is only general).

I attached some photos of my molly fry. They are 2 months old and I just released them into the 75gal. They are about 1/4in.

Best of luck! Cheers.
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Thanks for the help, and I plan on giving some of the fish to the pet store or friends. I only want to keep 4 or 5.
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