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The colorful active Molly, Short-finned Molly, Sailfin Molly, or Mexican Sailfin Molly has long held the position of being a most popular fish because it is peaceful, relatively hardy, inexpensive, and readily bred!
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We just decided to start breeding mollies. We bought 2 sailfin females, one ballon female, and one male ballon. I plan to let the ballon breed all the females. Wondering what they will look like. I have enjoyed them so far. I do believe at least two of them are pregnant and wondering if the third isn't as well. We think maybe we bought them that way, so we are expect LOTS of fry soon. I haven't decided if i am going to put them in a hatchery yet or not. I might not since i have 3 females that could have lots of fry and they are only in a 10gal. I do have a 2 gal to use as a hatchery if i have to until they get a little bigger. These are great and very active fish. My kids love to watch them. They will even follow your finger around on the glass. So cool!
me and my other half have been breeding mollies and platys for about 5 months now. with our two huge tanks, our beautiful dalmation mollies x4, black mollies x3, albino molly, and 5 platys, we've been blest with 46 babies! we had to give some to our family away as we ended up with too many.
we believe the key to a good survival rate is plenty of plants and caves!
About 2 weeks ago i bought 3 mollies (1 siver molly, 1 black molly, and one dalmation molly). In about 20 minutes i noticed that the dalmation molly was hiding in a house that we have. Then for a week he only came out in the morning at 7:00. One day i started not seeing him so i thought he must be floating at the top of the house, but we found him dead behind a rock. He had very strange behavior.
I have a lot of fish, but i have a silver molly that is really strange. i also have a orange ballon molly. My silver molly keeps chasing my ballon molly and i dont know why. Then a week after, i see them doing that and i see 4 little fry.
Karizma Alexzander/ Otencia Holmes
Well a day ago, we bought 3 black mollies. When we went to check up on them we saw this black thing curled up in like a ball. So we touched it with my net, and come to find out it was a baby black mollie. Now we don't know how to raise baby mollies, but we heard the best way to find out is PetSmart, the internet, or books.
Around Christmas time, we got 4 black mollies along with 4 silver mollies. About a week later we noticed something that looked like a bug swimming around in the tank. It turned out to be a baby black molly. As of now, we have 12 baby black and 6 baby silver in our 40 gallon tank and all seem to be doing great!!
mollies are very nice fish, but don't keep it with any goldfish as it will start to nip. this fish need active tank mates like tetras or other livebearers. i have a 4 (2 males and 2 females) silver lyretails. Two silver, a black male, and a dalmation female. beautiful but aggressive.
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!
I have 6 dalmation mollies and one of them is a nasty little sod.
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