09-28-2010, 03:07 PM
| || | My molly gave birth to 10 babies....HELP!!!
Yesterday i finally decided to get a molly from a pet store, golden dust female, to put in my male betta, 10 gallon tank. I know it was risky, but so far they're getting along fine. The problem is that after putting her in the tank after like 2 or 3 hours she started releasing babies. Finally i got 10. 1 is in the main tank with betta and its mom, and the rest 9 is now in a bowl, with about 2 or 3 cups of water in it and some gravel. Non of the babies died. Im planning to put them in my 2gal tank in a while. i feed them with crushed betta food, but i don't think they're eating. I don't really want more than 5 of them, and i heard that my molly will give birth 3 more times!!! Will leaving the next babies in the tank with my betta prevent the over population?? And can the babies still die, even if in good condition? I don't really want to put my present babies in tank because i don't want to lose them, but still, i don't wont any more than these...... Any advise about baby molly raising? food? Anything i should know? Please help, im really new to breeding, and thanks to any advises!!!