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dawn - 2010-11-30
I have four sailfin mollies. 2 dalmation and 2 gold, my male gold is not doing well. I really hope you can help. For the last week he has been swimming at an angle and he uses his body to swim instead of his fins, his body moves from left to right to swim. I am really concerned. I don't know what to do?

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LivebearingStudies - 2010-11-20
I'm trying to persuade my parents to get me a molly but they wont budge. But I also want to figure out if mollies can breed with other types of mollies, you know like an inbreed. And I heard that these are the easiest fish to breed. Is this true and can they inbreed with other mollies?

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Mo - 2010-06-24
I have two tanks. A small one gallon( it's not even a full gallon tank) and a five gallon tank. I have four guppies in the five gallon tank. These fish are beautiful and fun to watch. I love to see my guppies. I say a guppy is the best fish to start out with if you think gold fish are boring.

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  • Danielle - 2010-11-18
    Hi mo, I'm Danielle, and I love my fish. Especially guppy's. I have a 300 litre tank and a 100 litre tank filled with guppies. I love watching the fry. And I'm a guppy maniac.
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J.E - 2010-09-04
How will I know if my silver molly is pregnant or if it's just a silver balloon molly?

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  • Peter - 2010-10-05
    The Gestation period of a Molly/live bearer is about 28 days so you should know by now if it needs the number for the CSA.
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Jessica Hruschak - 2010-06-20
I have 2 female swordtails, I got them from a pet store, one was pregnant and so far I have only seen 1 baby fish... Did it eat the others? Do they give live birth all at once or every few days until the babies are ready? o_o I've already put the baby in a separate place away from the mother..

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  • Rahim - 2010-10-03
    It's a good thing you put the baby in a separate...
    This morning my S.T fish gave birth to a total of 9 babies this was every 10 minute, while giving birth she then started hunting them and eating them, I managed to save 6 of them and separated them.
    The Female Sword tail looked hungry but would not eat flakes so I fed her blood worms, and she just kept on eating and eating.
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Kenny - 2010-09-25
My silver mollies and sailfin mollies will start swimming vertical like they are standing on there tail fin and shortly they die why is this and what can I do to stop this problem please some one help me thank you?

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Md Roslan - 2010-06-01
My guppy frys seem to grow slowly. Have already been almost one month but they have not transformed to look like a guppy. Can anyone share how long will it take for them to grow big enough to join the community tank?

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  • Chris - 2010-09-25
    If you add enough plants and hiding places, you can put them in as soon as you like. If you don't want to do that, add them in when they are too big to fit in the adult guppies mouths. This might take awhile, but soon you will have new members of your tank.
  • Chris - 2010-09-25
    It should take about 4-5 months. If you like, you can add them now if you have a good amount of plants and hiding places. It is risky, but you could give it a try.
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dale - 2009-12-07
I have 2 female dalmatian mollies, 2 male golden mollies and 2 black mollies (one male and a female). They share a 48inch tank with 4 danios, 10 swordtails, 7 angelfish, 8 gouramis, 2 plecos, 12 barbs and 9 tetras. These fish are very peaceful. They are fun to watch and they are also very easy to breed. I would recommend them to anyone

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  • Christa - 2010-09-05
    I am just setting up 1.2 x .3 x .3 tank, I so far have tetras, danios, guppies, neons and shubukin can you please tell me what ph level do you work with, with the range of fish you are keeping?
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maddie - 2010-08-02
I'm planning a 10gal aquarium with fancy guppies and platies I have been doing a lot of research and know about the cycling and all that stuff but,have never had a tropical fish tank and on this page and the guppy page it says that you can keep them in the 60's (temp wise) and that's about the temp of my house
so I was wondering if I would need a heater? I would also like some more tips.


thanks

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  • janine - 2010-08-29
    I would still get one because the 60's as far as I have read is still on the cool side. I would get one for the 10 gallon size, have it set on a low temp, just to take the edge off cool nights. The other night it got quite cool here, I forgot the living room windows were open still and my 20 gallon tank was reading 68F, but the 10 gallon in my bedroom was still in the high 70's, window open. Even if you just have to set it on a low temp, I think it would be better. I've noticed my 20 gallon tank is always a couple degrees lower than the house, but the 10 gallon stays pretty close to the house even with the heater off.
    I was worried I was going to wake up to fish pops floating in the tank. lol
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Kevin Lee - 2009-06-13
I purchased 4 Blue Moon Platys and 6 Sunset Platys last June and put them in my 160 gallon backyard pond. When I went to net them in the fall I had over a 100! They are residing in my 65 gallon basement tank right now. Amazing what good water and sunlight will do for fish.

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  • janine - 2010-08-29
    I can imagine that would be pretty easy, especially if all 10 or majority were females. I've had 1 male and 5 females for a couple months total, some females are a little newer as well as 1 new male. The surviving babies from 1 or 2 females dropping fry is now getting closer to 20 in my 20 gallon tank. I don't do anything to protect the fry, if they survive it's all on their own, figure it's better that way, survival of the fittest really.
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