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Old 07-19-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Breeding mollies??

Hi I have one female and 2 male balloon mollies, how can i get the mollies to breed?
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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What size tank? Who else is in there? You need to adjust your m/f ratio. At least 2 females to 1 male. Can you get more or take your male back and swap for another female?
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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they will breed by themselves its super easy. your ratio of male to female will cause the female to get stressed from being chased and can cause birth defects you need more females
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Hey i have a 37 planted tank
So far i have:
4 emarld corys
2 phantom tetras
And 3 balloon mollies (2 male, 1 female)
Water levels:
Ph is good
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate 10-20ppm
---- i don't really want to swap fish so should i buy another female or male ? And what else should i do so they can breed?
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How many more females?
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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Another 3 females or more. Like I said, 2 females to each male minimum.
The rest is up to them. I'm sure once they're acquainted, you'll be over run with fry before you know it!
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at least 3 more females and they will breed on their own no special requirement needed
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Wait i have 2 females and 1 male, my mistake, does that make a difference ?
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:21 PM   #9
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yeah that will work just fine i would still add one more female though 2:1 is the minimum ratio for females to males but 3:1 is much better
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I'll make sure i add one female later in the week, thanks for the help
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