09-14-2011, 09:39 AM
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I kept the first single baby in there for a couple of weeks. It was bored out of it's mind. You could tell! And all the big fish looked in at it, must have been scary for poor little thing. I eventually moved it into the sectioned off area with the two pregnant females, The Callico Molly and Neon Swordtail. But they harrassed it so much and I felt it was big enough to move into the big portion of the tank... it survived and turns out it is also a Molly.
Now batch two only stayed in the tiny breeder box about a week, again bored I think with the little space.... and I moved them to my cycled empty (Betta died) 10 gallon in my office. And they are about 3/4 inch long now, and batch 3 the latest 7 went into the 10 gal the next day after they were born. So yes I have I think 13 Molly babies in there and 1 Oto Cat. As they get to the point that they will no longer fit into anyone's mouth, they can either go into the 1/4 or 3/4 portion of my 75 gallon.... we'll see how crowded it gets. lol.
You will see a huge difference in their outlook when they have the freedom to swim around a "bigger" tank than the breeder box. Even when they are only 1/4 inch long!!