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  1. Dalmatian Molly with Drooping Tail

    Livebearers
    I just noticed today that one of my mollies is having trouble swimming. He is active, and comes to the surface to eat, however his tail kinda droops down behind him, almost as if he can't move it. He definitely is working harder to get around. I have 2 other fully grown mollies and 9 babies in...
  2. 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...
  3. *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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Compatibility of BGK fish and platy

    Livebearers
    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...
  7. 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?
  8. Can I keep a group of all male mollies? No females?

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

    Livebearers
    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...
  10. ick/ich?

    Livebearers
    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 her.best way i can...
  11. Mollies dying - brand new to fishkeeping - please help

    Livebearers
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. My molly, pregnant? Or sick?

    Livebearers
    ( 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...
  19. breeding traps for mollies?

    Livebearers
    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...
  20. really want some advice with my mollies

    Livebearers
    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...
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