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Old 08-16-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Breeding pair of Creamsicle Lyretail Mollys

Okay, so long story short, my mollys are giving birth, like as we speak:P never had fry before, I'm saving them in a glass right now, I'm getting a breeding net tomorrow. There's 11 so far, I don't think she's done

Anything y'all can tell me about raising fry would be great! I know nothing about fry..

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Up to 12 and I believe she's done
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congrats. Give them clean water and feed them several times a day, they'll grow fast.
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What should I feed them? I've seen hikari first bites at my lfs. And getting a breeder box is a good idea?
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first bites works, if you want to be creative you can just grind some flakes or pellets down to powder and use it also.

A breeding net (not the hard plastic box) is a good idea if you can't put them in a separate tank. They will be big enough to go back with the parents in a month or two.
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Yeah I meant a net, are mollies pretty easy to raise?
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yep, the nice thing about livebearers is they come out fairly large so they don't really require any special treatment, just keep their water clean and keep them fed .
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Okay, so I now have a breeding net and hikari first bites. I fed them, they didn't seem like they know its there, they should figure it out eventually right?

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I always just keep my fry in the main tank where they're born. I don't want to be overrun with fry, so this helps me keep my numbers down and the smartest/strongest survive.
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I always just keep my fry in the main tank where they're born. I don't want to be overrun with fry, so this helps me keep my numbers down and the smartest/strongest survive.
Well, with this being the first time I've had them, I want all of them to live
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Don't blame you. Have fun with the little buggers...... it's amazing how strong their instinctual survival skills are. I watched mine immediately dive down for cover into the java moss. They would munch on the nutrients they found there and didn't come out until they knew they were too large to eat.
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Well a little update: 2 didn't make it, they looked like the "runts" of the group, much much smaller than the rest.. so down to 10 fry. They have grown A LOT, they seem huge now!! Lol even though they're still a little under a half inch, they seem like monsters!!

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Congrats! I am waiting for my Red Wag platies to give birth!
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