03-22-2014, 09:54 AM
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Hey, Punky! A slightly belated welcome to TFK. . .
I also started not so long ago with a 10g - stocked with Mollies, guppies, and a common Plec. I'm no expert on fish ID, but the fish you have pictured above looks a lot like mine did, so my guess is that he's a common, and going to get too big for your tank, too. :/
Unfortunately, it's a sad fact that many of us have been led astray by not-so-good advice from chain shop fish departments and well-intentioned friends and family in the past. . .
I agree with the others in that you should definitely do a bit more research into the fish you have. It didn't take me very long to figure out that I had been terribly misled, and my fish were suffering because of it. Luckily, I was able to rehome many of my fish, and upgrade the others into a 29g. The guppies did okay in the 10g, but even they enjoyed the extra space of a larger tank.
As far as the fry are concerned - congratulations!!! You can't go wrong with more plants - the more places there are to hide, the better the survival rate for the babies. Live plants can also have a positive impact on the water quality in any tank. As has been mentioned, you'll want start looking for a new home for the surviving babies. Livebearers like Mollies and Guppies are notorious for having a lot of babies... constantly! They're a lot of fun to keep, but will definitely overstock a tank in a very short time, if left to their own devices - and yours is already overstocked to begin with.
I hope you find a way to work things out in a way that will be best for the animals under your care, and easy on your budget. I know it's hard to give away fish that you've spent money on, but it's also hard to watch them suffer in situations that aren't healthy for them. . . I have found a properly stocked tank with healthy animals well- suited to its size to be a beautiful thing!
It looks as if your original questions have been answered several times over, so I'm going to call this thread closed. I encourage you to continue your learning about the animals you keep, and feel free to post additional questions up on their own threads.
Best of luck! And happy tanking! ^__^