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Kingfish 03-13-2019 04:47 PM

Molly question /help please
 
Just bought 2 Mollies one male and one female . The male is kinda bigger the female is a little smaller not that small . How many days will I say them breeding or signs of babyís etc . I heard itís better to get 2 female and one male ..... should I get another male and 2/3 more female . Would the 2 male help the breeding cycle . So many question

SaraB 03-13-2019 08:58 PM

Yes add another female or the Male will bug her to death. How big is your tank?

Kingfish 03-13-2019 09:15 PM

10 g . Itís a breeding tank

SaraB 03-13-2019 09:24 PM

That's too small. You need at least 10gal per molly. They are too active for a small tank. Maybe you can keep the fry in the 10 gal.

Kingfish 03-14-2019 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraB (Post 3521196)
That's too small. You need at least 10gal per molly. They are too active for a small tank. Maybe you can keep the fry in the 10 gal.



I just need it to breed .

Kingfish 03-14-2019 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SaraB (Post 3521196)
That's too small. You need at least 10gal per molly. They are too active for a small tank. Maybe you can keep the fry in the 10 gal.



I heard a 20 g is recommended if your breeding . Iím not sure if 10 would work ?

SaraB 03-14-2019 07:59 AM

I don't know how big your mollies are but they get between 2-7 inches depending on breed. What kind did you get?

Kingfish 03-14-2019 08:13 PM

They are still kinda small . I got one white and one orange. I just know they are mollies

SaraB 03-14-2019 08:17 PM

What do their back fins/tail fin look like? Are they short or long? Can you post a pic?
I would still get a bigger tank for the adults and keep the fry separate in the 10 gal.

Kingfish 03-15-2019 09:49 PM

I told my fish guy to get one female and one male

Kingfish 03-15-2019 09:50 PM

The plan was breeding them and feeding them to my arowana that is in a 75 gallon tank . And my flowerhorn . Not planning to keep them . So do u think 10 galloon is ok if I do that

Kingfish 03-15-2019 09:54 PM

Molly question /help please
 
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SaraB 03-15-2019 10:02 PM

With the tank being that small the parent are more likely to eat the babies. Are you feeding the fry to the larger fish or waiting til they are bigger? Either way you want the fish to be healthy, even if they are just food.
The amount of water changes you would have to do with that many mollies (being the big waste producers they are) would have to be large and frequent. I would go with a 20 gallon at least.

SaraB 03-15-2019 10:04 PM

Sorry the picture didn't load. You have a lyretail/sailfin jollies. They will get bigger than shortfinned mollies.

Kingfish 03-15-2019 10:34 PM

Molly question /help please
 
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Originally Posted by SaraB (Post 3521363)
Sorry the picture didn't load. You have a lyretail/sailfin jollies. They will get bigger than shortfinned mollies.



Just need them to breed . Not keeping them as pet but dinner for my arowana. Do u think thatís ok for a 10 g. Iím not keeping it as a pet ??? .

Kingfish 03-15-2019 10:46 PM

Molly question /help please
 
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Originally Posted by Kingfish (Post 3521370)
Just need them to breed . Not keeping them as pet but dinner for my arowana



One more question . If I buy a different species of Mollies would they still breed if they are cross breed ??? Or does it have to be the same species to breed ???

SaraB 03-16-2019 08:09 AM

Like I said below in a 10 gallon the parent mollies will just eat the babies before you can find them. You also want your fish, yes even if they are just food, to be healthy or they won't be nutritious for your big fish. People tend to avoid feeder guppies for this reason. I'd go with a 20 gallon tank.
Yes mollies will interbreed with each other.

King Fisher 03-16-2019 02:00 PM

You need a way bigger holding tank for your live food if you're gonna feed an arowana. You also need a bigger tank for your arowana eventually.

I'd get a 40 gallon breeder tank and put feeder goldfish and guppies in it.

Kingfish 03-18-2019 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by King Fisher (Post 3521430)
You need a way bigger holding tank for your live food if you're gonna feed an arowana. You also need a bigger tank for your arowana eventually.

I'd get a 40 gallon breeder tank and put feeder goldfish and guppies in it.



Goldfish isnít that healthy I heard some have worms etc , I used to buy them for 12 cent . Plenty of time . So now Im planing on Mollies breeding . I already for 2 mollies thatís pregnant . I will plan to get a 20 gallon later on . Waiting until itís in sell


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