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Henry Chua - 2003-09-24
Black Mollies were my very first pets. I adored them so much then. They are still in my top favorite list. Black Mollies look very cool, with their jet black colors. Their fries are even cuter! Basically i fed them with tubifex worms & bloodworms daily. Their parents are really protective over their offsprings and I have never seen any of their parents eaten any yet, but do provide driftwoods or hiding places for the fries.

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Henry - 2003-09-06
Remember to cover the top of your tank -- they are prone to jump out~! Avoid giving them a complete change of freshwater.

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Henry - 2003-09-06
Its brilliantly colored colours often attract admiration from its owners but danger from its other tank mates. I have personally caught Tetras red-handed nibbling at its tail~! I honestly believe that Guppies are best kept with its own species. A dozen or more males will look really mesmerizing. Best to keep 1 male & 2 females, or 2 males & 4 females, for breeding purposes and provide driftwood for the babies to take refuge at, or have the babies transferred to another tank.

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Henry - 2003-09-06
I bought 2 pairs of platies (Marigold Wagtail) and realised it was best to put each pair in separate tanks. The males tend to be aggressive with each other. I kept a pair at a quiet corner of my room, and occasionally fed them with tubifex worms and bloodworms as a treat. A driftwood, a simple filtering system together with pebbles were provided. Many many months later, the MOTHER platy is still around -- though the FATHER is dead -- which proves that platies can have a long lifespan too, and really grow to 7cm.

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Julie Ward - 2003-09-04
How long before you are able to distinguish the male from female swordfish fry? So far I have about 20 fry but all look like females, does it take awhile for male tail to grow?

Please respond to jfward@aol.com

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Iv - 2003-08-27
You can breed these fish and then raise the fry keep some for yourself and sell some to small pet shops for in store credit. Very cool fish, you can mix colors and make different patterns with the generations of your original mix.

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Iv - 2003-08-27
Dont get a male and a female in one tank, they will breed like crazy! And when you breed them careful with colors because if you mess up, the fish will be dull looking with no color, and some petshops will not buy them from you , or they will use them as feeders for larger fish. AND when you want to breed them for yourself keep the good ones and release the bad ones in the community tank so the other fish will snack on them, sounds mean, but thats better than throwing them away. You can also seperate the male and females of the fry when they get around 2-4 weeks old because then THEY will start to breed again. I suggest using a net divider in the small fry tank.

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michelle - 2003-08-17
i have 1 short tailed dalmation molly and 1 marbled long tail and i love these fish especially my marbled one it is so friendly as soon as you go near the tank it swims up to you and looks so cute, it is probably begging for food but it is just so cute

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