For Mollies, what type of water flow is good for them? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-08-2014, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
dancelady's Avatar
Question For Mollies, what type of water flow is good for them?

I have several tanks of Mollies and wonder what type of water flow are they used to, knowing that my own may never have seen that (store bought and born here). Are they forest fish, and like a slow to nothing flow, or can they live fine in a more intense water flow like given by an AquaClear filter and water stone? My babies have a 20G AquaClear filter there, but it is a good flow, not minor, and they don't seem bothered by it. But I can see them being moved around by it when they swim nearby. There are many plants too, to give them places to hide, rest, and eat. Don't want the babies to suffer from too fast a water flow being small and new (under 3 months). Also have adult Mollies in another tank -- so what general water flow, what type of decor (plants, structures, and substrate) do they like the most?

30G, 20G, 20G & 10G Community tanks of Mollies: Silver,
Sailfin, Dalmatian, Lyretail, Gold Dust, Harlequin, Black
10G Teenage Mollies, some becoming males now ~8 mo.
10G Teenage Mollies, ~8 mo. & Gold Dust Sailfin BB male
20G Teenage Mollies, ~2-7 mo. mixed
10G tank for QT, & 5G mommy tank
10G new Baby Mollies ~appx. 2 wks-1 month ~150 fry
20G Corys 80 various sizes Adults 2F, 2M (& cory fry)
Snails 30+ (not Ramshorn, not Nerite)

dancelady is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Mollys inhabit backwaters in slightly deeper pockets of water. A slow moving current at most is what they need.
henningc is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 05-09-2014, 03:51 PM
tankman12's Avatar
From what i know, mollies come from brackish water in nature. With nice clear water. The ones i have had like a good amount of flow. For decor i would do mostly rocks to harden the water (which they like), sand and some brackish plants.
Posted via Mobile Device
tankman12 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water flow relation to water temperature neonk Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 06-21-2012 12:07 AM
Water flow tyler16 Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 06-09-2011 06:47 PM
Which is the best type of filter for my aquarium with Black mollies? sam9953 Livebearers 10 02-15-2010 04:32 AM
Difference between good water flow and splashing water flow? jkastner19 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 08-27-2007 03:25 PM
Water flow dave12678 Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 8 05-07-2007 04:44 AM

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome