08-16-2011, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by angel2711
Thanks for your help, my molly doesn't look as plump as she did but still has a very dark gravid spot. I am looking into getting a second smaller tank, does the tank have to have a light, as my goldfish died the other day and i was thinking of converting that tank for the pregnant fish and fry.
Thanks for the advise.
You could go without a light on the small tank, if you are able I would place it in an area will it will get light during the day from a window. Does not need to be in front of the window but somewhere, where it will get some indirect light. Also some people will use a desk lamp to provide some light for the tank. For the filter you can set it up very simply. In my smaller tanks I am using a elite sponge filter, looks like this
There are also other sponge filters by elite that are a little bit bigger. The are especially good for fry because the fry will not get sucked up into the filter intake. Also with my fry tanks I change the water every day to 2 days at about 10 to 20 percent to clean up the mulm that builds up at the bottom. So mechanical filtration is not a big deal, biological filtration is what is really needed. Also think I mentioned this but on my fry tanks I keep the bottom bare, it makes it easier for being able to clean and to get all the gunk up from the bottom.