Molly breeding trap
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Livebearers » Molly breeding trap

Molly breeding trap

This is a discussion on Molly breeding trap within the Livebearers forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have a plat lyretail mollie that is pregnant. I put her in a plastic floating breeding trap to save her fry. I didn't ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly
Old 03-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
Molly breeding trap

I have a plat lyretail mollie that is pregnant. I put her in a plastic floating breeding trap to save her fry. I didn't bother putting the lid on top until she jumped out of the tank one day while I was feeding them (this was about a week ago) and it didn't seem to stress her out too much. What I need to know is if there is any good way to clean the fish waste out w/out stressing the mollie so that she aborts her pregnancy. Currently I turn it sideways so the waste will go to the bottom and i siphon it out of the cracks on the side. Does this stress the fish out or is it OK to dothis? Thanks for your help!
prozak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
fish_4_all's Avatar
Well I have to recommend not using the little platic ones. She jumps out for a reason, stress.

The best one sI have found if I use one anymore are the net breeders. Put some elodea/anacharis in them to give her some comfort and a place for the babies to hide and I have had great success with the suriving, too good of survival rates actually.

This also allows the waste to get through the bottom of the netting once it gets broken up by her swimming. Very little waste buildup and alywas has fresh water flowing through the net.
fish_4_all is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me with molly breeding balloonmollies3 Fish Breeding 8 03-29-2010 12:27 AM
molly breeding mastermindc3pro Fish Breeding 25 01-19-2010 04:42 PM
Molly Breeding Age 2d1vv5s Fish Breeding 4 06-11-2009 06:20 PM
When To Move Prego Platy Into Breeding Trap Need to Know ASAP Please newbiefishfanatic Fish Breeding 4 12-15-2008 09:00 PM
Molly Breeding ?'s jd254 Fish Breeding 11 01-09-2007 07:30 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.