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post #1 of 9 Old 03-21-2008, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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baby mollies

Hey I have about 18 baby mollies, they were born on or around 3/7 they are currently living in a breeder tank. How long should they be kept in there before releasing into the tank with other fish?

55 Gallon

2 Black Skirt Tetras 2 inches
5 Red Eyed Tetras 2 inches
1 Bala Shark 3 inches
2 Common Plecos (1) 3 inches (1) 4 Inches
1 Baby Mollies 1/2 inch or smaller
2 Lace Gourami 1 1/2
1 Gourami Honey Flame (I believe) 3 to 4 inch
1 Opaline Gourami 2 inch
1 Red Tail Black Shark 1 inch
2 Silver Dollars 1 is 1 inch other is 2 inches
1 Blue Mystery Snail
1 Gold Mystery Snail
2 Dalmation Molly's 2 inches
3 White Clouds tiny things
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-21-2008, 11:29 PM
When they cant be eaten by your other fish.

The breeder trap is not far at all for them. It would be best to set up a different tank for them.
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 09:03 AM
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Is your tank heavily planted? If so then many will survive anyway and this is much kinder on them than the breeding units.
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post #4 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 01:30 PM
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taking a look at all the fish u have in your 55 gallon, makes me think that u r keeping too many fish. You dont need more mollies
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 03:57 PM
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they only have to be in the net until they are big enough so that the others wont eat them.
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 08:07 PM
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I'm afraid that Cidy is right, with the fish you have in the 55, they will not stand a chance in there for some time. A separate tank will allow them to grow properly.
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-23-2008, 04:58 AM
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Hi tiffianylynn, what size is the breeder tank you currently have them in?

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-01-2008, 10:36 PM
I'd be more worried about the Mollies as a group taking it out on your other fish. In small numbers they
are so docile. Picture yourself in a fight against 50 eight year old kids. Eventually you get yours.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-02-2008, 03:45 PM
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a good thing to do with baby livebearers if your tank is overcrowded is to use them as feeder fish. there is almost nothing cooler than watching them being chased down and eaten, pllus it is good for your fish to get live food.
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