MOLLY FISH Giving Birth to 100 baby mollies within 2 hours !!
a baby molly fish around 4 weeks old i think ,any help to keep my little fish alive would help me a lot thanks. This is a end of mouth update
I was reading around the web and some people keep black mollies in their sea horse habitats to give their sea horses a cheap supply of baby molly fish to eat. Have you heard of this being done, are there any negatives of acclimating and leaving adult mollies in a saltwater set-up with sea horses? I don't know if mollies would pick on sea ponies.
Gestation varies somewhat, but is typicallyaround a month. Litter size also varies, and in some cases over ahundred fry have been reported, with bigger females usually producinglarger broods. The reason so few big broods get reported byinexperienced aquarists is that other fish hunt down and eat livebearerfry with remarkable enthusiasm. Sometimes, even the mothers will eattheir own fry. In the wild, the fry would move into very shallow waterwhere the adult mollies (and any predatory fishes) cannot go, so thefemales have never evolved any 'maternal behaviour' towardstheir offspring; as far as the female mollies are concerned, a babymolly is just a meal. The easiest solution is to install masses offloating plants: , , hornwort, orwhatever's handy. The baby fish will hide among the plants, and theaquarist can easily find and remove them to another aquarium where theycan be reared safely. Molly fry grow quickly, but do need plenty offood. Algae-based flake food six times a day is ideal, and there shouldcertainly be some algae-covered stones in the aquarium to let them gosnacking in between their proper meals. Throw in some floating plantstoo, as baby fish generally enjoy a bit of shade and appreciate thesense of security that the availability of hiding places givesthem.
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The Molly fish is a livebearing tropical fish that can be fairly easy to breed. For many aquarists the biggest problem is not getting them to breed but stopping them from breeding. If left in a tank with other adult fish, the baby mollies will get eaten.SET UP TANK -- When breeding mollies, water conditions is important. Mollies live in estuaries in Central America, which are are a mix of ocean and freshwater (brackish), so try to set up your tank like a Estuary/Mangrove Biotope. My tank had about 1/2 teaspoon salt per gallon (you want about 1.005 to 1.008 salinity) and temperature around 78F-82F. Plants are not important, but Java Fern will grow in this water. Put several pieces of driftwood on the bottom where the baby fish will hide and eat. Let the water stabilize for a couple weeks to start the good bacteria colonies. You also want plenty of algae growing for molly food, so leave a light on.I wanted to create this help guide on different aspects Molly fish owners can take on their fish being pregnant. There are a couple different paths you can choose to go down. I like to give two routes in this situation. You can choose to not care for the babies on their way or you can choose to keep some of the baby fry and watch them grow into adults.7 silver/white colored baby Molly fish and one orange/black molly that I found in my tank a few weeks ago :) all 8 of them are growing fast and seem very happy! :)