06-19-2010, 12:31 PM
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Um, I dunno. In my experiance sulking by the heater is generally a sign the fish isn't feeling good...
A good rule of thumb for guppies (assume its the same for mollies) is if you think they're pregnant, seperate them. If they haven't given birth in a few days to a week, put them back.
I've never really seperated livebearers to be honest... I just make sure the fry have lots of room to hide and that the filter isn't too strong.
Also, as a note, a hungry fish is a healthy fish. If you let your fish eat as much as they want, you'll have an extremely obese fish.
Fishes' instincts scream OVEREAT constantly, because in the wild they might not encounter a bug, worm, etc. They tend to feast when there is a heavy rain (when bugs and such get washed into the waterways) to take advantage of it, but they might not get any more protein for a while.
Especially with livebearers, since they will groom your plants and tank decor of algae.
Last edited by redchigh; 06-19-2010 at 12:35 PM..