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Old 05-07-2018, 05:59 PM   #1
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New mollies just gave birth

Hi all, on Saturday I picked up 5 mollies for my planted 10g. I went in wanting guppies but they only had fancy guppies (expensive), so I ended up with mollies. The clerk gave me 3 males and 2 females, and now that I've read up more I see that this ratio and quantity isn't ideal, so I will move them to a 30g in a few months and hopefully get some more females.

Anyway, yesterday one of them gave birth and I have 5 fry now. A couple of them have beautiful coloration and I would like to at least keep those alive for a bit to give away or put in a new tank or something. I am keeping them separated in a net box in the main tank, but I'm having trouble feeding them. I called the store and they said flakes were fine, but I haven't seen any of them eat.

Any advice is appreciated, on feeding the fry or just the tank situation in general.

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I've been feeding mine flakes. I just crush them up small enough for them to eat. But mine hide out in my floating plants. You could try feeding with lights out or low lights.
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