7 G Tank

  • Thread starter

Parvath

New Member
Messages
44
Reaction score
0
Points
156
I am a newbie and just started with a 7 gallon fish tank and have a Dalmatian Molly, couple of Zebra Danio and a Red Fire Guppy.
 

fish_r_friend

Well Known Member
Messages
733
Reaction score
0
Points
186
very nice ;D
 

EmpPleco

Well Known Member
Messages
635
Reaction score
0
Points
176
Your tank is so adorable lol

If I may offer advice?

Your tank could use a little more danios and mollies. They like schools better. But watch out as to not overstock
 

EmpPleco

Well Known Member
Messages
635
Reaction score
0
Points
176
Actually I change that: Danios definately love to school, but I think Mollies are good in a 2 or 3 to 1 female to male ratio Sorry mixed my advice,lol
 

rob2uk

Valued Member
Messages
119
Reaction score
0
Points
176
The only problem with a mixed sex mollie situation is what to do with the fry when they breed...

And they WILL breed...
 

EmpPleco

Well Known Member
Messages
635
Reaction score
0
Points
176
Very true -- I shouldn't really have said anything about themollies, because I know that that is the typical ratio but I am not really sure of the happiness if kept solo.

However, what I say about the danios still stands..
 

rob2uk

Valued Member
Messages
119
Reaction score
0
Points
176
I have 3 female mollies in my 30 gallon. they're the only livebearers in there, and they're happy enough
 

RoboDude

Valued Member
Messages
235
Reaction score
0
Points
176
That's a nice tank! ;D I LIKE IT!
 

newbie101

Well Known Member
Messages
1,125
Reaction score
0
Points
196
cool tank!
 

beckers4oranges

Valued Member
Messages
203
Reaction score
0
Points
176
also keep in mind that mollies like a little salt in there water...hence they are brackish fish
 

atmmachine816

Fishlore VIP
Messages
4,491
Reaction score
3
Points
208
Experience
5 to 10 years
yes they like salt you can aslo make them saltwater fish if you add a little bit of salt every so often until its at a saltwater level and if you dont have a lot of hiding places and a small tank like you do you shoudnt have to worry about fry as the parents will eat them right i know tahts true with guppies isnt it true with all livebearers or am i mistaken
 

beckers4oranges

Valued Member
Messages
203
Reaction score
0
Points
176
yes mollies will eat their young too
 

RoboDude

Valued Member
Messages
235
Reaction score
0
Points
176
Livebearers DON'T need brackish water. You CAN use it, but you don't actually need it!
 

atmmachine816

Fishlore VIP
Messages
4,491
Reaction score
3
Points
208
Experience
5 to 10 years
no livebearers dont need brackish conditions but MOLLIES do just because you buy them in Freshwater doesnt mean they arent bred in brackish water because they are bred in brackish water
 

rob2uk

Valued Member
Messages
119
Reaction score
0
Points
176
Mollies WILL breed in freshwater...

My neighbour has thousands of them, all bred from the same pair, and he has NEVER used salt
 

Gunnie

Well Known Member
Messages
2,670
Reaction score
3
Points
198
What a pretty tank!
 

Jon

Well Known Member
Messages
566
Reaction score
0
Points
176
very nice... mollies like slightly brackish water but it isnt necessary... if you have them in a communitiy tank like that it isnt reasonable to make the water brackish... Freshwater will suffice for mollies...

thats interesting i never knew mollies could BECOME saltwater hmm.... has anyone else heard of this?
 

0morrokh

Fishlore VIP
Messages
4,472
Reaction score
12
Points
208
Experience
5 to 10 years
I've heard of people using Mollies to cycle their saltwater tank...I wish people wouldn't do that though, it's so much better to cycle fishless. So yes I've heard of Mollies being saltwater.
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom