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post #1 of 9 Old 02-01-2007, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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help, mollies outbreeding me

Ok so i know have a problem. I have two aquatic turtles, a softie and a YBS. I bought 2 mollies and a bunch of feeder fish for them a month ago. They ate one of the mollies and all the feeder fish. The molly seemed scared alone in the tank with the two monsters, so i bought a couple females to keep him company. I now have 15 babies and more on the way, my turtle has shown no interest in eating the mollies, and i'm worried that they will breed me out of my 55 gallon tank in no time. so i'm looking for a fish that will eat mollies but won't harm the turtles. any ideas?
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post #2 of 9 Old 02-01-2007, 02:51 PM
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An angelfish will gladly eat the fry from the molly but not the adult. And I highly doubt it would harm the turtles.
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-01-2007, 03:42 PM
ALMOST any carnivourous or omnivouros will eat the molly or her fry if there mouth is big enough. But be warned, not all do and some that are ment to dont.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-01-2007, 03:48 PM
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Angelfish love eating fry. Its practically guaranteed that they'll chase down any fry they spot in the tank.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-22-2007, 02:39 PM
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i hear there nice on crackers with a little mayo
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-24-2007, 09:53 AM
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I have a similar "problem" in my turtle tank, with Guppies rather than mollies. The problem is that, any fish you put in to eat fry may be perceived by the turtle as competition or food itself. I had two Banjo Catfish in my 75 with my Painted turtle, and he dug them up and ate them.

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-04-2007, 09:31 AM
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do not keep turtles with fishes which size is smaller than turtle .

turtles began to bit the fishes tail after that the wound them and after they died they would eat fishes.

If you want the turtles try to keep them with aggressive fishes or fishes which have double size bigger than turtles.
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-04-2007, 11:53 AM
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any large cichlid is what i recommend i dont know if theyll get along with the turtles but i think theyll be fine. maybe a small oscar?
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-12-2007, 12:42 PM
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aww poor mollies...i dont think they'll do well with your turtles sooner or later they'll eat them like they did your other ones..if you can i would reccommmend to take them back... Are they feeder mollies?
Also i would get maybe some zebra danios...they do good in almost any water..and they are very fast. PLus theyare cheap.
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