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molliefan09 10-05-2009 10:06 PM

i have atleast one baby...
 
So i am a new tank owner and i was doing my evening feeding and found a baby....in my tank i have 2 mollies, a platy, pleco, dragon fish, african dwarf frog and an apple snail....i went a head and took the one baby i found out of the main tank and put him in a temporary tank with an airator (sp??), what else do i need to do?? how long should i wait until i put him back in the general population? how fast do these guys grow???:-?

redlessi 10-05-2009 10:20 PM

Welcome to the forum!!! You can feed it finely crushed up flakes, freeze dried baby shrimp and bloodworms. They dont take too long to grow, each week you can see as they get bigger. If you are going to leave it out of the tank, you will need to make sure you keep the water super clean and you also need a heater. If you have a sponge filter you can use that. When my guppies had fry, I left them in the tank. Some people dont like to do that as they risk being a snack. Good Luck and Congrats..........

molliefan09 10-10-2009 01:08 PM

thanks redlessi! it's been a week since i found the baby and i went and bought a breeding net so i could at least put the baby back in the tank with the other fish. I have been feeding him crushed fish flakes daily and 1 crushed up freeze dried blood worm every day or so. he has already doubled in size!! still very tiny but at the same time already so much bigger! I am a little confused though...i know for sure i have 1 male and 1 female molly however my 1 platy that i have looks pregnant?? either that or just over weight...the baby def. looks like the one female molly i have but how can i be sure who is the mommy?? I got both fish just a bout 2 weeks ago...


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