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post #11 of 12 Old 02-11-2014, 04:41 PM
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What Flint means is that they shouldn't be in a 10g tank. A full grown Molly can get to 5" and shouldn't be in anything less than a 36x12x12 / 30x12x15. A Giant Sailfin Molly will get to 7".
Well I figured that what Flint meant, but that was news to me.... Petco people told they would be fine in a 10gal. On here it seems petco is the preferred LFS and I'll admit, I am very new to this. But now that I have started, and got my foot in the fish world, so to say, I am addicted. My main goal is to eventually breed Bettas. Right now I do not have the income for that, and so I settle for other fishy friends. The accidental molly pregnancy I recently experienced, was because I bought a pregnant molly from petco. I want to learn all I can about this underwater world, and become successful with it. I could never have kids and just have fish. I would be happy forever. I love taking care of them. Please give me all the information you can offer, I mean I sit online at night, doing research and taking notes in a single notebook to have this info on hand. Please, suggest whatever you can:)
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Well I figured that what Flint meant, but that was news to me.... Petco people told they would be fine in a 10gal. On here it seems petco is the preferred LFS and I'll admit, I am very new to this. But now that I have started, and got my foot in the fish world, so to say, I am addicted. My main goal is to eventually breed Bettas. Right now I do not have the income for that, and so I settle for other fishy friends. The accidental molly pregnancy I recently experienced, was because I bought a pregnant molly from petco. I want to learn all I can about this underwater world, and become successful with it. I could never have kids and just have fish. I would be happy forever. I love taking care of them. Please give me all the information you can offer, I mean I sit online at night, doing research and taking notes in a single notebook to have this info on hand. Please, suggest whatever you can:)
Apologies if I appeared patronising certainly wasn't the intention . I don't know Petco but presume it is a chain similar to Pets-at-Home or Maidenhead Aquatics over here in the UK. If that is the case then I think you will find some of the branches are very good, some 'not so good' and the rest somewhere in between.

Two pieces of advice I would offer:

Never go to buy any fish without knowing its basic requirements. By that I mean don't go on the advice of the shop only and never buy on the spur of the moment any fish that you don't already know about.

Do a lot of research from books as the 'net has an awful lot of misinformation (apologies if this offends anybody but I have seen totally inaccurate information frequently on the web)

Something you may not know but is interesting, most female live bearers can store sperm and therefore multiple broods of fry can be obtained from a single coupling. Don't be surprised if your Molly is pregnant again even though no male is present.

EDIT - Apologises for hijacking your thread Flint.
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