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post #1 of 2 Old 01-17-2011, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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An attempt at Mollies

So I have now dived into this hobby head first, and now am thinking about breeding. My wife loves the idea and chose livebearers, and thus Mollies. Now I want to make sure I am doing this 100% right for I care for anything living and do not want to harm anything.

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First I have a 36g bowfront that I picked up for the community tank. In that tank I have
1 male black molly(had two but one was too aggressive and disturbing the tank harmony EDIT: I plan on getting another male soon),
2 female dalmation mollies,
2 female creamsicle lyretail mollies,
2 female silver mollies
3 panda corydoras
2Ghost shrimp
1 Angel
1 Pleco

Currently the tank is at 104% stocking, so I do a 30%WC every week and it is heated to 76 degrees and filterd by a marineland penguin 200 (50g)

One of my dalmations looks pregger (squared out belly and looking like a balloon. cant really see a gravid spot)
So I took her to my breeding tank (which has a substrate of smooth marbled rocks which is covered by alot of plants) to give birth.
My question is, does that sound ok? The breeding tank is a 10g tank that is heated to 76 degrees aswell, and is filtered by an aquatech 5-15 (15g)
I will post up pictures tonight to show a better explanation. I just would like to know if I am doing this right to where I will not be stressing out the fish as well as be successful.
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So I have now dived into this hobby head first, and now am thinking about breeding. My wife loves the idea and chose livebearers, and thus Mollies. Now I want to make sure I am doing this 100% right for I care for anything living and do not want to harm anything.

Here it goes
First I have a 36g bowfront that I picked up for the community tank. In that tank I have
1 male black molly(had two but one was too aggressive and disturbing the tank harmony EDIT: I plan on getting another male soon),
2 female dalmation mollies,
2 female creamsicle lyretail mollies,
2 female silver mollies
3 panda corydoras
2Ghost shrimp
1 Angel
1 Pleco

Currently the tank is at 104% stocking, so I do a 30%WC every week and it is heated to 76 degrees and filterd by a marineland penguin 200 (50g)

One of my dalmations looks pregger (squared out belly and looking like a balloon. cant really see a gravid spot)
So I took her to my breeding tank (which has a substrate of smooth marbled rocks which is covered by alot of plants) to give birth.
My question is, does that sound ok? The breeding tank is a 10g tank that is heated to 76 degrees aswell, and is filtered by an aquatech 5-15 (15g)
I will post up pictures tonight to show a better explanation. I just would like to know if I am doing this right to where I will not be stressing out the fish as well as be successful.

It's ok that you can't see the gravid spot, it may not even be to light to see or it blends becuase those dalmations are usally white with black spots.
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