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post #1 of 3 Old 06-13-2010, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Black Mollies

Just picked up 5 black mollies, for now they get my 55 all to themselfs but will be transfered to my 10 once I get my puffers. Do they eat algea? cause I swear it looks like they are eating it off some of my plants. Also do they eat thier young?

5 gallon
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-13-2010, 08:10 PM
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Yes to both questions. It is good tohave some green algae for mollys, plus of course vegetable foods (algae or spirulina flakes, granules, some give boiled spinach periodically).

Fry will be eaten to some extent, unless they can hide as in floating plants. Many will likely survive if they have some cover.

Five mature black mollys will fill up a 10g. Plus the fry (I'm assuming you have male/female so there will be fry regularly).


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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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post #3 of 3 Old 06-13-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info

Ya I assume I have male/female they all look the same to me.

If I get the puffers(not 100% sure now) any extra fry will be puffer food

5 gallon
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
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