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post #11 of 12 Old 11-29-2012, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by squishylittlefishies View Post
Those are the sizes for regular mollies, which i know can get big. these are balloon mollies though, and they rarely get over 3 inches.
They're the same species, the Balloon Molly is just a variant, a malformed variant prone to health problems and early death.
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-29-2012, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by squishylittlefishies View Post
yup! this is my first ever batch of babies!!! ok, so while we're on the topic of male aggression, My male balloon gives the female a lot of attention, but he doesn't seem mean about it... he is always by her side, like he must have his nose touching her belly at all times. he never nips at her or chases her though, and she doesn't seem to mind. is this harrassment, or did i just get lucky with a happy pair?
With my platys, the constant male attention on one female stressed her out. With 3 females he only bugged 1 , ever. There is something to pairs because when she died he was lost without her, for a week.

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