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Robert - 2006-06-30
i like this website, i have a guppy.

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Tony - 2006-05-29
i got 4 dalmation mollys today and they are great.
they are so colourful even though they are black and white.
im just waiting on some fry.

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Raul Zabaleta - 2006-05-26
I am working with several guppies to isolate and breed certain colors.
These fish are very hardy and are also good for ponds.

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michelle - 2006-05-19
Hi, I just got 2 dalmation mollies when I got them home I noticed that they both have a golden yellow dusting over their bodies, so they are now in a hospital tank because I don't know if this is normal for them. I'm a little bummed, I was excited to add them to my aquarium.

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Erik and Kelly - 2006-05-12
I just purchased a 5 gallon tank. One Betta, one pleco, and one Sunburst Platy. Little did we know the platy was pregnant and now our tank is filled with our original fish and atleast 8 little "fry's". I hope all goes well. Ive never had fish before this.

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J - 2006-05-08
This is a great fish to have in a community tank without fin-nippers.
Our female is pregnant and we are expecting babies soon.

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Brittney - 2006-05-06
I'm a college student, and I thought I would pick up some fish for my 10-gallon tank. I bought five swordtails. Little did I know one of them was pregnant. I could only save four of the babies as she had given birth before I became aware of hatcheries and the like. Anyway, I had to take that particular female back to the pet store because she was aggressive. Two of my other three females are receptive, so now I've got six little fries and two extremely pregnant females. I really enjoy taking care of the little babies I have, but sadly I don't have room for all the potential fries. I hope someday I can have a big enough environment so that all of the babies produced can thrive.

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daly molly - 2006-04-19
Hello. I just got two dalmation mollys to put in with my 2 tiger barbs. I am hoping to have some fry someday soon. They are so active and cool.

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MJ - 2006-04-01
Guppies are a great species to breed and care for. When adding new fish to your tank turn off the lights for about 4 to 6 hrs so the new ones can adjust to their new surroundings while everyone is in a quite state. This really seems to help when adding different species to your community tank. If you want your fry to survive, I recommend not having fish larger then the guppies in the tank, especially Bettas since they are carnivores and love to chase and eat live prey or make sure you have an automatic brine shrimp feeder in your tank. Otherwise, I have never had a problem w/ having a Betta in my guppy tank. DO NOT get Chineese Algea Eaters! They are nasty fish that like to attach themselves to your slow graceful moving fish and suck off the slim coat, leaving big "hickies" and killing your fish. Guppies do best w/ cory type catfish and plecos. If you get a Pleco be prepared for it to get large depending on the type you get. Good Luck and enjoy this awesome hobby...but be forwarned, it can take over your house because it is addictive!!!

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Laura - 2006-03-28
Wow, I wish I'd have found this site a month ago! My husband and I purchased a 10-gallon fish tank for our kids for Valentine's Day this year, and filled it with 5 platys. When the sales associate asked if I had a male/female preference I am just enough of a dummy to just tell her it didn't matter. It was only after I got home and started researching our purchase I learned how quickly these little things multiply! And not only that, we ended up with three males and two females, so it was like having three fish only because the dominant male herded the females, and the other two males hid in the corners. So that was my first mistake. After realizing this, and dreading explaning to my kids that the fry swimming in the tank every so often were actually fish food, I decided we needed a homosexual tank. Which takes me to my second mistake... I actually rounded up and exchanged the males for females, so now the tank is all females. I had worried that an all male tank would be less sociable or something, I guess. It's solved the mating problem, but I agree with the other comments - the males are more beautiful, and I think I would have liked to have seen the interaction between them. Anyway, live and learn, but If you're looking for a stable fish tank without s gazillion babies, tell the salesperson "males only, please."

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