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What Are Great Tank Mates For Dalmatian Mollies?

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What Are Great Tank Mates For Dalmatian Mollies?
Old 09-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
 
What Are Great Tank Mates For Dalmatian Mollies?

the thing is they are the only ones in my tank, not that it's boring but i want to give some color to the tank.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
 
Mollies are very peaceful fish, and are great with most other fish. Just stay away from overly aggressive fish. Some colorful ideas are cardinal tetras (get multiple ones to form a school), neon blue dwarf gourami, blood red swordtails, Boesemani Rainbows, fancy guppies, emerald cory cats, cherry barbs, and pretty much the majority of freshwater fish! Just make sure they are tropical, and non-aggressive. :)!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
 
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I have a big family of lyretail dalmations with other mollies, platies, black phantom tetras, and zebra danios. All is well.

I love the dalmations... they are the biggest of my mollies and they have a lot of personality. Have fun :)
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
 
Other mollies, platies, and cory cats would be good
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
 
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It should be said, though, that Mollies prefer brackish (and hard) water. Brackish fish include Guppies and Gobies (and a few other incompatible species, like pufferfish).

I have mine in a freshwater tank (because I did not know about the brackish thing until after I set it up with Tetras and Platys), and they seem to be flourishing, anyway. It is said that they may not be able to fight off disease as well when not in brackish water... I guess I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
 
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It should be said, though, that Mollies prefer brackish (and hard) water. Brackish fish include Guppies and Gobies (and a few other incompatible species, like pufferfish).

I have mine in a freshwater tank (because I did not know about the brackish thing until after I set it up with Tetras and Platys), and they seem to be flourishing, anyway. It is said that they may not be able to fight off disease as well when not in brackish water... I guess I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.
I have found that this is more of a technicality than anything else. One of those, do it if you can/want kind of things. Mollies in pure freshwater doesn't do any harm to them :)! If you bought them from a freshwater tank then they will be fine. Otherwise acclimation into pure freshwater is needed. You can add a teaspoon or so to the tank on occasion if you see any problems developing. But keep in mind that other freshwater fish can't filter salt through their kidneys. All that being said I have always seen mollies in pure freshwater with no issues (as well as pure salt but I am not too sure on how they do in that!). I actually prefer them in pure freshwater because you have more of a variety of fishmates to add to the tank rather than if it were a brackish tank. Good luck :)!
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