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Swords and Mollies 06-13-2009 09:11 PM

Will 2 week old swordtail fry hurt a 2 day old molly fry? Thanx!

Oldman47 06-14-2009 12:34 PM

Not very likely that they would bother a newborn molly. They are almost the same size aren't they? Baby swordtails are tiny compared to even a newborn guppy.

Swords and Mollies 06-15-2009 12:03 AM

6 babies (1 molly, 5 sword)
The molly baby is almost the same size as the older swordtails. They don't seem to be bothering him. Thanx! ;-)

eileen 06-16-2009 01:23 PM

Molly babies are big in size when they are born. Here's a good way to feed baby frys. Crush the flakes you feed your regular fish into a fine powder. Put it in a pill container on small plastic bag. Get a toothpick and dip that in the tanks water and into the powder then back in the water. This method works good. Leave the toothpick in with the food for the next time. Easy way to feed them without the mess. Baby fish are so cute! Remember to do water changes of 25% each week so the water does not go bad in your tank and you lose baby fish.

Chicklet 06-16-2009 08:55 PM

You don't need to make it a powder that you have to use a toothpick,
Seems people like a lot of extra work when its really not necessary.

Just pick out a drop of flaked food in your fingers and rub it back and forth while letting it drop in the water,

I like to over feed my young fry the first 2-3 weeks of life this is the main time for growing and not to their sex to be...

Swords and Mollies 06-20-2009 12:30 AM

Thanx, Chicklet. I am still feeding them "first bites," but I have done away with the toothpick method. Besides the one molly survived in the adult tank for a couple of days before we found it. Their was no special treatment going on regarding the food.

Guppyluver4ever 06-21-2009 02:01 PM

They will be fine, mollies and swordtails are both community fish and will not do anything to each other.

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