Abt: Breeding Mollies

Alex See

Member
I am trying to breed mollies
the lucky male is a lyre-tail golden molly
the females are:
1) a lyre tail Dalmatian
2) a golden molly


I am thinking to put one more female. I want to try a sailfin.
questions
but the sail fin I saw in the store is bigger than the rest
are they a good match?
I guess they look different but they are the same species, then they can breed right?
I wonder how the babies will look like
the lyre-tail gold tail molly(male)looks not too active, should I replace it and get a new one? what is your suggestion?
so I am trying to build up a 30 gallon mating tank for mollies. should I put some algae eating shrimp and algae eating catfish in it? Note that the tank will be added w/ some salt

I am so excited for the babies to come out ;D
 

Butterfly

Member
What size is your tank? Do you have plants(live or artificial is fine)? The Mollys will eat your shrimp Check with the store to see if they are keeping them in salt before you add it to your tank. Most fish are raised in aquaria now instead of being wild caught and are acclimated to freshwater with no salt. adding it when they are not used to it can cause problems.
Carol
 
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Alex See

Member
the tank will be 30 gallon
the mollies will be transplant from a 5 gallon tank
is 5 gallon big enough for 4 platy?
 

Butterfly

Member
5g isn't really big enough so I wouldn't add any more until you get the 30G cycled and ready for them. Sailfin Mollys can get as big as 5 inches and the others can get as big as 3 inches.
carol
 

Mollygurl

Member
the fish will interbreed.just so u know, you will have some weird lookin fry if u cross breed those fish, and I would suggest NOT giving xtra babies 2 the petstore. it's not a good idea 2 put cross mollies out into the fishy world. I just gave my crosses 2 friends!
 

armadillo

Member
Alex See said:
I am trying to breed mollies
the lucky male is a lyre-tail golden molly
the females are:
1) a lyre tail Dalmatian
2) a golden molly


I am thinking to put one more female. I want to try a sailfin.
questions
but the sail fin I saw in the store is bigger than the rest
are they a good match?
I guess they look different but they are the same species, then they can breed right?
I wonder how the babies will look like
the lyre-tail gold tail molly(male)looks not too active, should I replace it and get a new one? what is your suggestion?
so I am trying to build up a 30 gallon mating tank for mollies.  should I put some algae eating shrimp and algae eating catfish in it? Note that the tank will be added w/ some salt

I am so excited for the babies to come out ;D
If my experience is anything to go by, I wouldn't put a male molly in with less than 4 females. He is soooo aggressive as it is that if I had less females, he would just stress them to death.
 

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