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post #1 of 3 Old 05-14-2007, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Unstopable breeding Mollies

My friend has a thirty gallon tank with two white mollies and two black ones. one white one and one black one won't stop mating and he has about 11 white babies and 16 black babys. they are still small and he has them in his ten gallon.(obviously he will transfer/ sell them when they grow) He knows nothing about breeding or fry care, so what should he know about mollies or breeding in genreal?
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Re: Unstopable breeding Mollies

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My friend has a thirty gallon tank with two white mollies and two black ones. one white one and one black one won't stop mating and he has about 11 white babies and 16 black babys. they are still small and he has them in his ten gallon.(obviously he will transfer/ sell them when they grow) He knows nothing about breeding or fry care, so what should he know about mollies or breeding in genreal?
How many males and females does he have? Recommended sex ratio is one male to 2-3 females. Females can store sperm thus allowing them to drop several batches of fry in a few months. This is one reason why I hate livebearers. They deliver several fry and you don't know how else you can accommodate the lot as the fry are quite excellent at escaping predation with the exception of sick and deformed ones.

It is advisable to separate both genders as soon as you can determine the sexes to prevent interbreeding which can result to several cases of deformities.

Livebearer fry can take artificial foods readily so it shouldn't be a problem. Increasing growth rate is done by plenty of food rations and water changes.

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He has two males and i think four females...maybe less. thanks ill tell him.
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