Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-25-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
guppygourami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 686
Mollies and Their Fry

Hi everyone! I have recently been blessed with three molly fry! I found them under my DW while cleaning out the tank and it really took me for surprise because I knew that mollies are always expecting but it's the first time I got fry. Basically, I'm really new to this as these are my first fry born in my 23 gallon aquarium.

Right now I have them separated in a little mesh breeder net which they seem to be doing great in. They were born 8/23/14 but I only found them yesterday. I've been feeding them Hikari First Bites and I'm not sure what other information I should provide:P Their mom is one of my female black mollies and their dad could've been a black, gold or white molly but so far they look black. One has a hint of white on his belly so I'll just have to wait! Pictures will have to wait a bit as I don't have access to my camera right now and this iPod camera isn't very good.

I'm also wondering if the other female is pregnant so I can know in advance but I won't move her in case she gets stressed. I'll try to provide pics tomorrow


Namirah🐠Canadian, Eh?🐠
__________________

__________________
guppygourami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 08:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 562
Hikari first bites is fine. Live food like baby brine shrimp is best but it may be too much effort to prepare brine shrimp for only 3 fry. Search YouTube for "hatching brine shrimp." Baby brine shrimp will increase growth rate by 2x. Also, try to feed them every 3 hours if possible (any food). Do not over feed. Feed only an amount that they can completely consume within 3 to 5 minutes. Take pictures of them every couple of days to track their growth rate.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
mattcham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 09:18 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
guppygourami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 686
Ok! How can I remove excess food from the surface of the water?


Namirah🐠Canadian, Eh?🐠
__________________
guppygourami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 562
Use a net and throw away the excess. Try not to feed too much again, or the water quality will suffer. The fry do not develop a big appetite until around 4 or 5 days old.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
mattcham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
guppygourami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 686
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattcham View Post
Use a net and throw away the excess. Try not to feed too much again, or the water quality will suffer. The fry do not develop a big appetite until around 4 or 5 days old.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Aquarium Advice mobile app

I realized that after I watched how little food they eat lol. Thanks, I think I'll do that now because there is a bit of excess food, not too much though:P


Namirah🐠Canadian, Eh?🐠
__________________
guppygourami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
guppygourami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 686
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1409105119.555469.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	225.6 KB
ID:	248124 one of the females Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1409105141.274534.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	217.8 KB
ID:	248125 the fry Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1409105207.156335.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	229.0 KB
ID:	248126Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1409105225.413604.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	252.2 KB
ID:	248127 and the other female I'll try to post the better pics tomorrow


Namirah🐠Canadian, Eh?🐠
__________________
guppygourami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 08:01 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 562
Congratulations on the cute fry!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
mattcham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
guppygourami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 686
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattcham View Post
Congratulations on the cute fry!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Aquarium Advice mobile app

Thank you Matt!


Namirah🐠Canadian, Eh?🐠
__________________

__________________
guppygourami is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fry, mollie, mollies

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do black Mollies eat their fry? Donavin Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 1 11-01-2011 11:49 AM
please confirm - Do mollies NEED salt in their tank? can they survive without it? Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 09-13-2011 10:32 PM
Does anyone turn their pumps off during feeding times in their DT? sdergar Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 11-17-2010 08:51 AM
Mollies will eat their young! studmaster Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 7 04-24-2006 03:47 PM
Puzzle--Can clown fish lose their immunity to their hosts? wyliethomas Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-19-2004 04:51 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.