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Old 03-21-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
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Breeding Mollie's

I am a beginner fish keeper who has only been keeping fish for a little over a year and I recently got some Mollies to add to my tank. Currently I have a male Golden Wonder Killifish(who is kind of a bully but settling in with the other fish), a Black skirt tetra who is about three inches, an Albino Cory, some kind of tetra that will only get three inches, and two what I believe are German Blue Ram Cichlids. I know my Mollies will breed and am interested in that happening. I have researched it online but there is not a lot about breeding them and just giving the babies a lot of hiding spaces to hang out in until they are bigger.

My question is, how do I breed them using that method? And is there anything else anyone can tell me about breeding them because there is not much I can find online.

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Old 03-21-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that my male Mollie is a Balloon Mollie, and I have a female Dalmation Mollie, and a Female Lyretail Mollie.
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:19 PM   #3
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Breeding Mollie's

I have kept 3 Swordtails with a breeding pair of German Blue Rams for about 3 months and now there are probably 50-60 fry. I have 2 females and a 1 male. The male is not aggressive at all and just occasionally bothers the females, but never really harms them physically. You will know the fry are coming when you there is a very visible light black dot which are actually the eye of the fry. I have Guppy Weed in the tank, but I always collect the fry with a small net and put them in a breeding box due to the lack of a fry tank. Fatten up the female with protein rich foods, I use frozen bloodworms. You should prepare fry food. I like to use newly hatched brine shrimp along with anything with algae on it. If I have some floating plants (usually frogbit) with algae growing on the roots, I just place it in the breeder box and after a day or two, the roots are clean and algae free. The algae provides digestive support and also varies their diet for healthy fry. When they get big enough I feed them crushed pellets along with the brine shrimp and let them out of the breeder box to swim with the adults. I would recommend getting a fry tank, but you will survive without one.

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