So I bought a dalmatian lyretail molly about a week and a half ago, specifically because she was really pretty and looked pretty pregnant.
She ended up giving birth approximately 24 hours ago, it's 330 AM and she had them at some point between 10 pm and noon. There's about 27/28 and I was able to wrangle them into a breeder cup. I've read to feed them a few times a day, so I've been trying to crush up flake food as fine as possible and I fed them twice today.
The last time I had baby mollies was when I got them as babies from my previous job at PetSmart, and all 8 of them eventually died. I'm just wondering what I need to know to keep as many as possible alive. The tank they're in right now has their mom, a 2 1/2 - 3 inch clown loach, and a 4 inch albino rainbow shark. Is it best to leave them in a breeder cup, or should I give them the whole tank to themselves for now? And if the latter, should I do anything about the filter? I'm afraid they could get sucked up or something, it's a Penguin Power Filter 150B, the tank is 25ish gallons.
I also have another tank of the same size, with a male molly, a mickey mouse platy, and a powder-blue gourami, a 55 gallon with two balas and a dinosaur bichir, and a 4 gallon biOrb with a few guppies. I'd be satisfied with even just half surviving, I don't think they'd have too much of a problem spreading out into the other tanks.
I'm alsocurious to know if they'd be save with a clown loach and rainbow shark, I just don't want to cram them into that breeder cup.