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post #11 of 11 Old 05-27-2008, 06:10 AM
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I have one more question for anyone......why does my silver sailfin molly torment and poke my black molly???? I have two of each. And thought they would do OK together, at least that is what the gal at the place I bought them, said. HELP
What genders are all these mollies? Males do tend to torment and stress the females to deaths. They can be "horny" actually.;)

Don't believe anything your LFS tells you. They will do anything even if they know what they are doing is unethical. Most just do not know what they are talking about so it would be a good idea to research further or ask the forums for more advice and opinions.


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I'm new here, but found this site by accident....happy to, tho, cuz I found 8 babies in my tank.....and not sure who is responsible for these.....not sure it's my black mollys or George and Gracy..(orange with black). I'm thinking it's those two.....the babies resemble them.....so far. How do I care for these little ones??????? Help would be greatly appreciated.
The fry of livebearers in comparison to the fry of the egg layers do not require really much efforts to raise. They will take commercial foods readily such as shrimp pellets. All livebearers are very prolific breeders. Coloration resemblance will not matter anymore. They can crossbreed with anyone even if they are siblings which is why most livebearers tend to have high percentage of resulting deformed fry.

Avoid breeding traps and breeding nets. These are not appropriate for gravid livebearers as they have nowhere to hide and tend to jump in fright or stress themselves to death.

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