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michelle - 2006-11-13
I love guppies! I think they are beautiful graceful fish. I have 6 right now and none of them have the same coloring. I just wish I could figure out how to keep them alive long enough to breed them. I have tried water changes, different food, eliminating other fish that may be antagonizing the guppies. I think I am destined to fail in this endeavor. I'm tired of killing fish. My friend laughs at me and says She has never known anyone who has so much trouble with her tank. We'll see how long the 6 guppies survive. Maybe this time will be different. If not, I'll just stick to the catfish and pleco.

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Gary - 2006-11-11
Just bought two black mollies and two dalmation mollies. Seem to be doing fine. I really want to get one or two of the gold mollies. I have in my 55 gallon aquarium two angelfish, two danios, 4 black skirt tetras and one pleco and they all seem to be getting along just fine. Just need to get some fish with some color in there!

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tim - 2006-11-01
I have 6 dalmation mollies and one of them is a nasty little sod.

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Chris Williams - 2006-10-29
Right now, ladies and gentlemen, 2 males and 2 females will do for a beginner. They breed like there's no tomorrow, and they will eat practically any flake you feed 'em. 'Course, you need a big tank for them to feel comfortable in, and they can be beautiful. :D

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bill - 2006-10-07
Mollies are a good hardy starter fish and will multiply in your tank. I work at a pet store and see fish come in, get sold or die in the store. I have marble, dalmation, balloon, black and lyretail mollies. Most of these were from where I work. I have approximately 50 mollies in my tank with about 50 other fish and 50 snails to boot. Mollies also like salt in their tank and can tolerate brackish water to salt water enviroments. My fish seem to do the best at 75 degrees to 77 degrees. Out of all the mollies the balloons will entertain you.

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Scott - 2006-10-01
My Lyretail Molly eats alot of snail eggs.

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Henryk Tutak - 2006-09-17
We have bought 1 male and 2 females of the Silver Lyretail Molly.
The fishes are not so peaceful like mentioned in many books and on the web. They are agressive to all the forms of Goldfish but not to other species.
(the 450 litre aquarium is hold on 25

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Cyrus - 2006-09-05
I first had platies when I first got pet fish. I kept them with cory catfish. shortly they died and later the catfish. after that we got swordtails and a kissing goraumi. Then the swordtail aventually died. It took the goraumi years to die until we got guppies, after the guppies reproduced and the tank got to crowded. So, here I am now with guppies that we are going to return soon. I MUST SAY, platies are easy to keep and I recommend them for beginners.

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corey - 2006-09-01
Have and have had many, many guppies. They do chase and eat their own fry. So once they've breed the young either need to be separated or have an abundant amount of ambient plant life to hide in. They are fin nippers, however mine are in a tank with a Jack Dempsey. He usually doesnt eat the adult guppies, but if they gang up on him, he quickly ends the fued. The Jack has literally bitten heads off adult guppies thats tried to fin nip him. Guppies are very colorful and very active fish. Easy to maintain, although they do get disease easy if tanks are not well balanced. Guppies in my area are a dime a dozen so its no real biggy if one out of every 5 die.


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Alicia Webster - 2006-07-21
A few months ago my husband and I bought our daughter two silver lyretail mollies. She had only had them for a little while she woke up one morning and realized she had ten babies in her tank. She got so excited but then a few days later the mother died but the fry are doing very well and have grown fast

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