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post #11 of 12 Old 03-18-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
hmmmm... thats strange... I just thought to check aqadvisor and it said that mollies were suitable for 10 gallons. I thought for sure they would say its not suitable. It even showed that 1 black molly puts in less of a load on the stocking level than guppies.
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hmmmm... thats strange... I just thought to check aqadvisor and it said that mollies were suitable for 10 gallons. I thought for sure they would say its not suitable. It even showed that 1 black molly puts in less of a load on the stocking level than guppies.
I certainly do not agree with that recommendation. The common black molly can attain 3 inches for a male, and 5 and even 6 inches for a female. A 10g is just not sufficient space for one of these.

The fact that people's fish may not attain these sizes is more likely because they are in too small a space or inappropriate water parameters/conditions, and they fail to develop properly and die early.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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