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Old 03-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Help!! Babies

My Mollie just had babies! What do I do? I know some will get eaten but how many babies do the normally have?!? I can't really move the babies from the tank?....
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Stick lots of live or fake plants in there and hope for the best.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Stick lots of live or fake plants in there and hope for the best.
Yes, best thing you can do, if you have some decorations sitting around, wash them and put them in, best thing you can do
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Ok thanks lets hope a few survive. One of my ghost shrimp is about to lay eggs to. Lots of babies
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If you live near a pet store go out an get one o these. Walmart may have them. They will keep the fish separate. One is plastic and the other is a net with a plastic frame. Some people don't recommend them, but it keeps all them from getting eaten.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Also crumble up some flakes for the fry.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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Do you put the fry in there and leave the container in the tank? Or just keep them separate? That's a good idea either way
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And what are they called?
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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You can get a fry basket to hang off of the edge, or there is a plant called hornwort. The fry can hide up in the corner in this plant.
I had some Molly's who had babies and 5 of them survived. (They had babies like crazy). They grew up and all was well until my thermometer malfunctioned and fried all of my fish R.I.P. Molly and Platy community.
Good luck with yours. Hope this helps.
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Most of the babies will be sucked up into the filter too. You can take an old panty hose (or buy a bubble gum set at walmart for .50) and tie it over the bottom of the filter to prevent this.
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