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Best Ratio For Mollie Breeding

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Best Ratio For Mollie Breeding
Old 05-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
 
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Best Ratio For Mollie Breeding

hi all,
i currently have 3 male and 3 female silver mollies, all the same size. It wasn't planned that way though, when i bought the first 3 mollies i was told by the people in my LFS that 1 was male and 2 were female. It turns out that they were all males!! so i bought one female mollie (making sure it was definitely a female) then thought it was unfair on her so i bought another 2 females to make it even. so i was just wondering what the best ratio actually is, if nessercery i can take 2 males out and put into a different tank.

so once again, just wondering what the best ratio male to female would be for breeding?

cheers.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
 
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The general rule of thumb is usually 3 females to 1 male. 1 male to 1 female will usually cause too much undue stress on her from him constantly trying to mate. I would suggest at least a 2:1 female to male ratio though.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:22 AM   #3
 
I have one male and three females. all three are about to give birth and are in a tank by themselves. i had a fourth but she died. i also have one platy male and two female platies. he hasnt quite figured out mating yet but shows alot of interest in the females.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
 
+1 to having one male and several female. That seemed to work the best when I kept Mollies. Having more than 1 male also seemed to cause undue stress in the tank as sometimes the males would battle it out for the females.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
 
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I have one male and three females. all three are about to give birth and are in a tank by themselves. i had a fourth but she died. i also have one platy male and two female platies. he hasnt quite figured out mating yet but shows alot of interest in the females.
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I have had 1 male and 2 female molly for almost 6mo now, and he shows plenty interest in the ladies but have not had any fry yet :shrugs:

Good luck though!
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
 
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I have had 1 male and 2 female molly for almost 6mo now, and he shows plenty interest in the ladies but have not had any fry yet :shrugs:

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Or maybe the fry were a tasty meal?
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