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Old 08-08-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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Molly fry

I have just had babies. Well, my female Dalmatian Molly has. I have seven of them, a week old, living happily in a decent sized breeding box inside the main tank. At what age should I consider releasing them into the main tank? Obviously not yet, as I don't think they're big enough.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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When they are large enough that they will not fit in the mouths of the adults is usually the rule of thumb when it comes to livebearers.
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Butterfly is right. I tend to release mine at about an inch.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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I tend to leave mine to fend for themselves which at the moment they are. I've only intervened once and that was when my daughter saw them and wanted me to "help".

Mine are doing well (about 3 weeks old now) and my other inhabitants don't seem to take any notice of them. The fry even come up to the top of the tank for feeding with the others and it's all good.

I know others haven't had this experience with fry getting eaten but that's the way we roll in my tank
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