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fishlover12345 02-24-2008 12:54 PM

I need help
 
I have a couple of different mollies in my tank is it possible for them to crossbreed? I also have one balloon belly that is scaring me he dug a hole in our rocks and has trouble swiming and if a nother fish gets close it attacks! :( What should I do

Holly 02-24-2008 04:34 PM

I believe that they can cross breed but not 100% sure. I know swords and molly's can so why not mollys and mollys? How is the fish swimming? Sideways? Using his whole body to move like he's really struggling?

Falina 02-24-2008 04:37 PM

Swords and mollies won't breed. Swords and platties will, and mollies and guppies can. Different mollies will also interbreed.

I too would like to know more about how the molly is swimming before i can help.

Holly 02-24-2008 05:25 PM

[quote="Falina"]Swords and mollies won't breed. Swords and platties will, and mollies and guppies can. quote]

:oops: Sorry I new swords and someone would cross breed

fish_4_all 02-25-2008 11:32 AM

Sounds like the one who dug the hole is claiming it's territory.

Hellhole 02-27-2008 11:12 AM

Re: I need help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fishlover12345
I have a couple of different mollies in my tank is it possible for them to crossbreed? I also have one balloon belly that is scaring me he dug a hole in our rocks and has trouble swiming and if a nother fish gets close it attacks! :( What should I do

Yes, it is possible for all mollies to breed with each other. I have a fresh fry between a Balloon Dalmatian Molly, female, and a large black layertail sail fin molly , male.

You should consider putting your balloon molly in a breeder, because most of the time you will have a hard time telling if they are ready to burst with fry. If it isn't a batch of fry, it is isolated and it will make it easier treating disease or any possible disorder.


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