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Old 01-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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I have a community tank with 4 blood fin 3 neon and one serpae tetra, male betta two Cory's and two ghost shrimp. I love mollies and i really want to breed fish. I was wondering if I got 1 male and 1 female and put them in the community tank will they still breed? I have a deac amout of hiding places, and I don't want every single baby to survive cuz I will run out of room unfortunately. I have a 10 gal just sitting around but I really don't want to set it up unless I need too. What should I do?
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I have a community tank with 4 blood fin 3 neon and one serpae tetra, male betta two Cory's and two ghost shrimp. I love mollies and i really want to breed fish. I was wondering if I got 1 male and 1 female and put them in the community tank will they still breed? I have a deac amout of hiding places, and I don't want every single baby to survive cuz I will run out of room unfortunately. I have a 10 gal just sitting around but I really don't want to set it up unless I need too. What should I do?
You might be able to breed them it's not hard with livebearers it is usually 1male:2-3female ratio. You could have the 10G has a fry tank because that's what I did to mine. They will get gravid spot and fat once she is preggers.
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Alright. Thanks alot
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Alright. Thanks alot
Welcome also put something over filter so no fry will be sucked up!! Nylon or sponge will work
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Ohhh good idea. Didn't even think about that lol thankss
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or you could just go with the survival of the fittest method. as long as you have some good hiding spots (both top and bottom) you might have some survivors. I still have 17 from my molly. pretty sure they are all going to make it. I lost a lot the first day, but after 2-3 days things really calmed down. I didn't cover the filter either. pretty sure none got sucked up - they would have been eaten first probably!
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I have a community tank with 4 blood fin 3 neon and one serpae tetra, male betta two Cory's and two ghost shrimp. I love mollies and i really want to breed fish. I was wondering if I got 1 male and 1 female and put them in the community tank will they still breed? I have a deac amout of hiding places, and I don't want every single baby to survive cuz I will run out of room unfortunately. I have a 10 gal just sitting around but I really don't want to set it up unless I need too. What should I do?
Speaking from personal experience: Yes they will breed, and breed, and breed and breed.....
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Yeah I think I am going to do survival of the fittest, and that's the problem. I don't want them to breed to much. I can sell the fish to the lfs right? Petsmart is the one I usually go to
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Yeah I think I am going to do survival of the fittest, and that's the problem. I don't want them to breed to much. I can sell the fish to the lfs right? Petsmart is the one I usually go to
They give you more in store credit but they might buy them for cheap call them first before you go over there.
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Alright thanks I wanna work there. Do you think this would help me like get in with the people so I have a better chance of working there? Haha
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