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post #11 of 12 Old 04-18-2011, 05:56 PM
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It sounds like things are working out for you, however... if you have a pregnant female molly (which is likely if she came from a tank of males/females mixed) then be sure to allow for the fry as part of your tank's total population. A molly can have 50+ fry every 30 days, and this can continue for 3 - 4 months even without a male present. If you wish to keep the fry then I would strongly urge you to look into another or a bigger tank. If you don't wish to keep the fry, thinning out decor when you see them and slowing feedings to that tank to every other day will help the other fish to eat the fry and keep your population in check.

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-25-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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She is no longer fat, and we only saw one fry. She must have had them overnight. They all ate the next day, I am amazed at how much the mollys eat. Is that normal? We bought a baby net, so next time we will try to catch a few. I changed the filter over the weekend (it was very full and yellow) so I am guessing there may have been a lot of fry in there. I did a very small water change (maybe 10%) today just to vacuum the gravel. Thanks so much for your help. My kids are happy and really enjoying the fish. They put on a very good show every evening when we feed them, we have one female that is very dominant and bosses the other 3 fish around.
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