My black molly just had her fry
I had suspicions that my black molly in my 50G was pregnant a while back so I decided to be on the safe side and moved her to a 10G tank I had spare, my suspicions were correct when I went in there today and seen dozens of molly fry swimming around the bottom of the tank.
I'd like some advice to see if I took the right steps on this though since this is my first time having fry.
1.) I put screen over the filter intake tube to prevent fry from getting sucked in
2.) I removed the large molly after she had the fry to prevent her from eating them
2.) I placed a piece of sponge over the filter intake tube to reduce suction
Other then that you have done an amazing job so far. Good stuff.
Do you have any floating plants? If not, fry love floating plants because it gives them lots of cover.
Because I'm a nerd... hehe
thanks for your input. I'm going to feed them a combination of brine shrimp and crushed fish flakes twice a day.
I have a bundle of floating and planted fake plants in the tank to provide plenty of safety for the fry, I'm assuming this is why most of them survived after being in the tank with both of mollies for a couple of days, since they had a lot of places to stay hidden for the duration. After seeing the fry I quickly moved the larger mollies though.
I cleared out my 20G tall tank for when these guys get large enough to move (which should be 3-5 weeks?). I guess I'll keep a few and either give them to my LFS for store credit or just flat out give them away because of how common and easy it is to breed a molly, we'll see though :)
Mine are two months old and just got big enough to move. Some were bigger first...
Yea if ur lFS gives u credit thats awesome!
Im actually waiting another few weeks beforr moving the fry. Just so their bigger.
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