Mollies

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  1. Azurel

    Azurel Morpharian Maffia Hitman R2R Supporter

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    I acclimated them for about a 1 1/2 hrs.....Till the water in the bowl was at the same specific gravity as the tank.....They are doing great and have actually started making the clowns come out a bit more, kinda like dither fish. I would say depending on what type you get a 14g would be perfect for them.

    That's what I figured a perfect alternative to a tang or other herbivores that need large room.
     

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    msman825 Valuable Member

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    That was a joke, you know that:) that tiny hippo is in my 90 and i only see it while i'm feeding, It loves mysis, and cyclop-eeze. So it should start growing soon
     
  3. Azurel

    Azurel Morpharian Maffia Hitman R2R Supporter

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    Here are a picture of the female and the male Mollie.....

    Male:
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    Female:
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    those are nice man
     
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    are these things going to breed in your tank? Are they mouth breeder kind of fish or do the lay eggs?
     
  6. Smarsh

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    Mollies are live bearers, i.e. fish food babies

    Very pretty fish.

    Sandy
     
  7. Azurel

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    I had the pictures labled backwards......Yea they can breed in my tank, they have anywhere from 20-80 babies. Food for other fishes or for dispersal to other people that want to try it out......They are still getting acclimated to the tank, I have seen them eat a little bit but not much so far.....Looks kinda weird seeing a FW fish in a SW tank, but with the colors they have the don't look to out of place.
     
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    maroonytunes Reefing Without Coral

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    Az, if they breed and you want to raise the fry, don't leave them in a breeder's net, and don't leave them in your tank. They have a huge amount of dieoff when isolated. Before saltwater, I bred guppies and mollies, mollies I had in a bredder's net, in one of the main tanks, 3-5 out of 30-45 usually made it and some of the other fish would often die due to the ammonia spike the deaths caused.
     
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    Can you use the Lyetail Mollies? I have checked several store and no one has SailFin Mollies
     
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    Thanks for the info Maroonytunes.....

    From what I have read you can use all of them.....there are none that can't go into slatwater......

    These dang thing haven't touched a lick of algea except off the top 4 inches of the glass.....They better get thier act together!
     
  11. minibowmatt

    minibowmatt 2 zoos for me, 1 for you

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    Hmm.. I think I am gonna head out to the LFS and see if they have any... Too bad fancy guppies cant be acclimated in.. I love those!

    Edit: Some people have acclimated fancy guppies to SW also! I may try that.. I mean they cost like 3$ Why not?
     
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  12. Azurel

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    I have read that about guppies to...Talk about your in tank food supplementation. The way they breed you may never have to feed your fish again.
     
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    minibowmatt 2 zoos for me, 1 for you

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    LOL! Your right..
     
  14. Azurel

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    Well I had to remove the Mollies today....The male had his tail all beatin up, so it looks like the seemingly sissy clowns are kicking some but while I am not looking......SO now they are in my 18g nano, they are the only fish in there so they should be good to go.
     
  15. ficklefins

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    minibowmatt,

    Can you post a link with the guppy info?
     
  16. minibowmatt

    minibowmatt 2 zoos for me, 1 for you

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    I found it in advanced aquarist...On RDO and if you Google it, you will get a few references. There doesn't seem to be a ton of info on it, other than saying they are brackish and *can* be acclimated to SW. The one reference I read said that the females do better than the males.

    Here is the link http://www.reefs.org/library/article/r_toonen6.html
    here is the published article: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/dec2003/invert.htm

    scroll down, you will see a couple posts about having them acclimated to sw. I couldnt find hardcore scientific references, but it is worth trying.
     
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