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post #1 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Mollies and Platies

I'd love some information on caring for Mollies and platies in a 75 gallon. I'm reading the profiles. The main thing I want to know, do they breed easily? I don't want to be overrun with babies.

Here's how my 75 gallon looks now: It will slowly be getting planted.

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-17-2013, 08:25 PM
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They breed pretty easily, I breed them, even when I'm not trying the breed
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post #3 of 21 Old 01-18-2013, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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They breed pretty easily, I breed them, even when I'm not trying the breed
What do you do with the fry you cannot keep?

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Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
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post #4 of 21 Old 01-18-2013, 10:01 AM
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If you leave them in the tank, the grownups like a nice snack. ALso if you raise them to adulthood most petstores will buy them from you for a petstore gift card or something. Also, bettas really like fry
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-18-2013, 04:12 PM
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I would like to add, make sure you keep a good male to female ratio, 4 females to one male at the least. They will stick you with a bunch of males at PetSmart. find out here how to sex them. It's easy
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I would like to add, make sure you keep a good male to female ratio, 4 females to one male at the least. They will stick you with a bunch of males at PetSmart. find out here how to sex them. It's easy
Where's "here"?

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post #7 of 21 Old 01-18-2013, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm thinking a school of 6 or 9. Would 2 males in 6 and 3 males in 9 be fine?

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that'd probably work.

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post #9 of 21 Old 01-18-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Coolio and they'll love the 2 or 4 angels as some of their tank mates xD

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-18-2013, 11:52 PM
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If you read my post "babies, babies and more babies" you will see that red platies breed VERY easy and ALOT!

In fact I just had another platy give birth last night! Way more babies than I know what to do with. Luckily my LFS will take them for a store credit.

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