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tiffianylynn 03-21-2008 11:11 PM

baby mollies
Hey I have about 18 baby mollies, they were born on or around 3/7 they are currently living in a breeder tank. How long should they be kept in there before releasing into the tank with other fish?

Cody 03-21-2008 11:29 PM

When they cant be eaten by your other fish.

The breeder trap is not far at all for them. It would be best to set up a different tank for them.

Falina 03-22-2008 09:03 AM

Is your tank heavily planted? If so then many will survive anyway and this is much kinder on them than the breeding units.

shawnstve 03-22-2008 01:30 PM

taking a look at all the fish u have in your 55 gallon, makes me think that u r keeping too many fish. You dont need more mollies

crazy4fish 03-22-2008 03:57 PM

they only have to be in the net until they are big enough so that the others wont eat them.

Oldman47 03-22-2008 08:07 PM

I'm afraid that Cidy is right, with the fish you have in the 55, they will not stand a chance in there for some time. A separate tank will allow them to grow properly.

Amphitrite 03-23-2008 04:58 AM

Hi tiffianylynn, what size is the breeder tank you currently have them in?

FlamingCod 04-01-2008 10:36 PM

I'd be more worried about the Mollies as a group taking it out on your other fish. In small numbers they
are so docile. Picture yourself in a fight against 50 eight year old kids. Eventually you get yours.

prozak 04-02-2008 03:45 PM

a good thing to do with baby livebearers if your tank is overcrowded is to use them as feeder fish. there is almost nothing cooler than watching them being chased down and eaten, pllus it is good for your fish to get live food.

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