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British 08-30-2009 03:02 PM

9.5 Gallon Aquarium - Stocking with Mollies
 
I say 9.5 because I have a 1/2 gallon vase in it with a Betta. Would three-four Mollies be okay in this tank to produce feeders for my Oscar?

6998 08-30-2009 03:45 PM

I'm kinda new to fish tanks but i think you should get 1male 2females and a breeder trap. Get loads of "fine" leaved plants as hiding places that sould save some money down the road

British 08-30-2009 04:47 PM

I aleady have all of that. I was thinking 1 male and three females.

kelly528 08-31-2009 02:31 PM

Well, Mollies can grow up to 4 inches and are really more suitable for a tank of at least 30 gallons... also, you would have to have a LOT of mollies in order to maintain a steady supply for your oscar. Maybe you could consider holding feeder goldfish in there? The housing would be temporary :s so they won't suffer too much from the cramped conditions... better than keeping 4 mollies in there for their whole lives IMO. Another option is to buy a handful of feeder guppies and let them colonize the tank. Bearing in mind that it is going to be a while before the population is steady enough to feed them to your oscar.

British 08-31-2009 09:53 PM

What about some guppies or platies?

kelly528 09-11-2009 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by British (Post 236381)
What about some guppies or platies?

Guppies would be totally fine, in fact you can probably grow your population from feeder guppies sold in most lfs.


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