Okay. I have a 10 gallon tank. My first tank. Have had it since November. I have 2 platties, 2 mollies and a betta and 2 otos. I've only had the platties and mollies since Friday evening. Saturday afternoon, the dalmation molly gave birth. I managed to "rescue" about 15 of the fry. About 12 or 13 survived the night. I was told to put them in a betta bubble bowl (basically a half gallon betta bowl with a lid and a light--not the most IDEAL set up). I have a lamp with a CFL bulb in it. I also have a space heater set on the lowest setting possible (with auto off) about two and a half feet away from the bowl.
I bought them fry food. A few of them have been eating. I think the others are still working on their yolk and should eat tonight.
Anyways, what do I do with them? I am thinking about selling them or adopting them out, but how big should they be before I do that? At what point should I take them out of the betta bowl and put them in a larger container? I'm pretty sure I should not add them back into my tank (I don't want to over crowd anyone). If need be, I can rig up a bigger make shift tank.
Yes, I know mollies are prolific breeders. I orginally thought, "Cool! Free fish food!" Then, I got suckered into rescuing the fry and had nightmares seeing the adults eat the unlucky fry (I dreamt that I was swallowing my fish whole, alive and kept having to replenish my tank). Yeah....
Advice would be greatly appreciated.