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karen - 2010-03-13
Hello, my female black molly was hiding behind the air pump and all the other fish were going after her so I took her out and used the tank water in a gold fish bowl to put her in. When I stepped out of the room and came back low and behold there were little black babys everywhere, 43 of them! I saw her eat one and she was done. I put her back in the tank she's still hiding behind the air pump why is she hiding from the male? Because he's big and always chasing her. I have 2 white molliess the female is getting really round. What should I watch for when she is ready? I have a prago sunburst platy she can barely swim she's so round and very dark back end. How will I know when to get her out to save the babies? I have a very nice big nursery netted full of very tiny black molly babies atm.

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Josh - 2010-03-06
Ok I have a lot of quesions, like when should you put your pregnant fish in a breeding tank because I was hearing as soon as possible so she doesn't get stressed out. And I heard the less time she's in there the better. Please someone help me and I cant find the gravid spot on my marigold variatus.

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  • andy - 2010-05-16
    "I read online that if you put her in too late she can abort the pregnancy, causing death. If the breeding tank is 5g or more, she will be fine for weeks, just make sure the mother isn't with the fry too long or they will be eaten. Look above her anal fin and in front of her tail fin to find the gravid spot. Signs of labor are loss of appetite, shaking, and hanging out near the heater.
    Good luck!
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Anonymous - 2010-02-09
If you want platies to breed my suggestion is to get one male and two females so the is not too much conflict and the females get a little breathing room. If not than ask for males or females only.

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jj - 2010-01-22
I have that same problem of white lips on my platy but it never dies. Triple sulfa seems to work so far but I have not yet completed the treatment.

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ROD DALE - 2010-01-19
I have a 29 gal aquarium and have been trying to raise red wag swordtails along with guppies, placo, cory, and neon tetras. Every time I get a female swordtail, she will have her babies, get a white coating around her mouth then die within a day of the white stuff on her mouth. I've had my water tested and it has tested a Ph of 7.2, nitrate of 20 which is normal range. I have no other problem with any other of my fish getting this white coating & dying. Does anyone have any idea what is going on in my tank? Thank you for any responce

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gary-lee - 2009-12-13
I have a 3ft tank with 3 ruby sharks, 2 albinos, 1 bala shark, 1 red tail black shark, 2 guppies, 2 platies, 3 frogs, 2 coolie loch, and 2 plecos! Well planted and I think it looks amazing! I know people say not to put ruby sharks together as they will fight and be aggressive, but mine are so lovely and never had a problem! I added all the sharks to the collection last to avoid the aggression and it seemed to work! :) And just the other day I've been blessed with 30 odd guppies! So I've been reading on here how to care for them the best I can! Thank you very much, it's been so much help!!!! :)

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Penny - 2009-12-04
Platies do eat their young. I witnessed it this morning. A little one (born last night) was cornered in the tank by the mom and eaten. Today we put up a tank separator to keep the other survivors safe.

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arrynyo - 2009-11-19
im thinking about buying some mollies for my tank, but i need to know how to sex them. i want to get the black mollies because they look the coolest but i cant for the life of me find out which sex is which since they are so small! i want to know how to tell the difference between male and female and also if somebody can send me some pictures pointing out the difference between male/female mollies. i have all the other care info i need and the equipment i just need to know how to tell who is who before i go out and buy them. if anybody has this info-pictures email me at arrynyo@gmail.com ill appreciate it very much.

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oliver - 2009-11-11
I am from the philipppines. I got 50 fish tanks. I am breeding several types of mollies, all in one tanks. My only problem is that when a female mollies deliver its fry, all frys will only last for a week. No one will survive, and if there is, it is malnourished fry and got a very dull appearance. Can anyone fix my problem??

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Crazyfishie - 2009-10-20
I have 30 tanks dedicated to mostly Guppies, They are the kewlest little fish ever!
My adults often have 80 or more fry at every drop! I got fry coming out of my ears and I just love it!

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  • Christopher - 2010-04-19
    How can you tell if one of the females is ready to drop?
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