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rrcoolj 01-14-2010 03:18 PM

Mollie questions
Okay so a few days ago I got 4 sailfin mollies(IDk wheather thier velifera or Latipinna) and I wanted to ask some questions. First, how fast do these guys grow? Right now they are between 1.5 and 2in in length. I have been feeding them New Life Spectrum and they just had thier first sprinula flakes today. Im going to start feeding them mysis shrimp tommorow. Should i feed them anything else? I know they like veggies in thier diet. Lastly, is it okay for them to be breeding at this size? I have 2 males and 2 females and the males are mating with them pretty often. Any other info would be nice.

Just to make the thread interesting I will add some bas quality pics. They are in a 29 gallon with 4 flier cichlids.

slattery9104 01-15-2010 04:14 PM

Yeah there grand to breed how they are. I would suggest getting another femalt or two as with live barers you should have 2 females to one male. It helps lower the stress on the females from the males. Feed them what you have is perfect just make sure that you only feed what the eat within 3-5 mins.
Hope this helpes

rrcoolj 01-15-2010 07:39 PM

Thanks I appreciate the help. So I need to find more females.

JeepFan2009 01-16-2010 12:13 AM

I agree with Slattery9104. In the books I've read, the ratio is 2 females for every male, so you should consider adding 2 more female mollies, if you have the space. Good luck!

rrcoolj 01-16-2010 10:03 AM

They should be fine in this size tank. I will be moving all these fish to a 90 in about 6 months anyway.

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