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  1. beginner looking for advice

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, here is my story. Yesterday i got a 24inx12inx12in tank equipped with a sponge filter and a pump for bubbles. I put in 6 mollies (2 white, 2 black, one white with black spots and one with a light orange hue and black spots). two are 3in, 4 are 2.5in. in length. Then i added 4 1in neon...
  2. *please help* Beginner with so many questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Good Evening All. This is my first time seriously keeping fish. I bought a 10 gallon tank from petsmart. The full starter kit from Top Fin. Came with a heater, filter/pump, thermometer, and light. I put gravel at the bottom (off hand I don't know the total amount but it was the recommended...
  3. Stocking a 10 gallon tank - mollies, cory cats, and shrimp?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I'm planning my first 10 gallon freshwater tank, and I've decided I'd like to try to keep a few mollies. I'm new to fishkeeping, so thank you in advance for your guidance! My plan so far: 2 short-finned mollies (both female) 3-4 cory cats (pygmy maybe, to lower the bioload?) 3 amano...
  4. Hello!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone! I have been out of the fish keeping game for about 2 years now. I wasn't able to move my tanks with me when I moved from Florida to Texas, thankfully I am getting tons of tanks for Christmas this year! I got into fish keeping because I like everything about it, simply put it...
  5. Compatibility of BGK fish and platy

    i currently have a 68 liter tank with various members of the Poeciliidae family (platy, mollies etc) and i was wondering if you are able to keep black ghost knife fish with these types of fish, i currently have baby platy in the tank as well but i am going to set up a separate nursery tank for...
  6. What would you put in a 46-gallon bowfront?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I'm playing with my stocking calculator. Considering a betta sorority, or a large group of male guppies. Maybe mollies. I am cycling, planting, and establishing my tank first, so it will be a while before I actually buy fish. :) What would YOU put in a 46 gal?
  7. Can I keep a group of all male mollies? No females?

    I do not want to deal with babies! I'm wondering if it's OK to keep a group of all males.
  8. Science Fair Project help: Guppy, Endler or Molly hybrid

    My son is doing a science fair project. He is trying to breed a hybrid. Here is the link to the project idea. The project calls for male Guppies and female Endlers. The problem is that I need pure strain Endlers. I have only been able to track down juveniles in our area. The project has to be...
  9. ick/ich?

    38 gallong, filtered, 78F, o nitrites and ammonia, around 40 on nitrates, stocked with neon tetra, glolight tetra, silver molly, dalmation molly, (fry dalmation,fry black molly) black molly. noticed i have new fry today. apple snails. 1 of my black mollies has white stuff on way i can...
  10. Mollies dying - brand new to fishkeeping - please help

    Hi there, I would appreciate any help please. I am new to fishkeeping, have been wanting to start for a long time and only just took the plunge. I will relay as much information as I have and hopefully someone can give me advice. Please forgive my new-ness to fishkeeping (and don't laugh/abuse...
  11. Suggestions for 29 Gallon and 10 Gallon.

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    I recently came into ownership of a 29 gallon with a 75 gallon filter with a red claw crayfish, 3 mollies, and 7 platies. I was wondering if I could add any more fish to this tank? If I could I was interested in Bloodfin Tetras or more platies. Though honestly I am interested in any fish, just...
  12. Guppies and Mollies staying at top of tank.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice. (as i am new to fish keeping) I have had my tank up and running for just over 3 weeks now. For the 1st week we set the tank up with no fish and then after a week added the following fish: 2 guppies, 2 mollies and 1 catfish. 24 hours after...
  13. Two female Dalmatian Mollies! Pregnant or just FAT Please let me know!

    Fish Breeding
    I just bought these two ladies and I have no idea if they are pregnant or just fat. Please let me know! sorry these aren't the best pictures, these girls like roaming. :-P also I have no idea why these turned sideways, sorry!
  14. Just bought two female dalmatian mollies not sure if fat or pregnant! Help please!!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    So I bought some mollies, they are a little on the plump side so I don't know if they are pregnant or just fat. Input is appreciated!:-) Sorry that the pictures are not the best (also I have no idea why they turned), It's kinda hard to take pics of these little fellas.
  15. Starting new tank, how long can fish stay in a bag?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I've cycled my new 20 gallon tank, and I want to place mollies and swordtails together. I have two questions, though. I've gotten mixed messages on whether this is a good idea; some say they're great together, others say it was awful. Will the two work well together? Also, I was thinking...
  16. Diagnosis

    Tropical Fish Diseases
    I have a beautiful orange Saffron Molly. He had a very vibrant coloring that included a very black tail. He looked like someone to the front and back of two Mollies and combined them, color wise. He's always had my 2 guppies heart. They follow him everywhere. I've had the three for about a week...
  17. My molly, pregnant? Or sick?

    ( PICTURES INCLUDED ) Hello, I recently got a couple fish from my local pet store. Thus including a male and female molly, ( I need to include that I DID NOT think of getting another female, sorry for my stupidity ). The female has a big round belly, squarish you could say... The male...
  18. breeding traps for mollies?

    i have read and heard all different things saying that you should not use a breeding trap for a mollie and i was just wondering if that is true or not because i had a mollie give birth for the first time and i did not know and was also not home so i got home and i put the babies in a breeding...
  19. really want some advice with my mollies

    i just bought a 10 gallon tank and 8 black mollies.i sexed them so its 1 female and 7 males.most are her offspring.1 still has the silver spots so i know its young....after doing some research all yesterday..i realized the woman had too many i believe in the 10 gallon..i also read they need a...
  20. I am moving my fish to a bigger tank, need suggestions, if you please =)

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello! I am a new fish hobbiest, and still learning the ropes. Currently I have a ten gallon tank, which is WAY to small for my fish. I am going to be getting a much bigger tank soon, I'm thinking a 20-30 gallon tank. My enthusiasm has caused me to be dumb and bite off more than I can chew. I...