Can I keep a group of all male mollies? No females? - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
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post #11 of 11 Old 05-12-2014, 08:02 PM
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I know what you mean!

When my female is about to deliver, I know she gives a scent which drives the males nuts, so I remove her beforehand, and thus she doesn't have to deal with that besides the birthing. It is stressful enough with the delivering process. I have a 10G tank for her to get into the process, and no others around to harass her and the new babies. It also makes her removal easier -- have a tank separation divider to keep babies out and give her a few days to recover. I move her about 5 days to a week before.

Despite having 4 females give birth recently, and seeing them in the tank right in front of me, I have yet to actually see a baby being born. Not like the videos on this, my female is hyper, running up and down the corner at the edge, eating everything in sight. She is not still at all. Sometimes pushes her bottom up against a shell to help it along. Just thought I'd mention this, none of them have been quiet and not moving. They seem anxious to get the babies on their way.

30G, 20G, 20G & 10G Community tanks of Mollies: Silver,
Sailfin, Dalmatian, Lyretail, Gold Dust, Harlequin, Black
10G Teenage Mollies, some becoming males now ~8 mo.
10G Teenage Mollies, ~8 mo. & Gold Dust Sailfin BB male
20G Teenage Mollies, ~2-7 mo. mixed
10G tank for QT, & 5G mommy tank
10G new Baby Mollies ~appx. 2 wks-1 month ~150 fry
20G Corys 80 various sizes Adults 2F, 2M (& cory fry)
Snails 30+ (not Ramshorn, not Nerite)

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