Help with my Mollys

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Ok first off is it Mollies or Mollys with the fish? And can my male black Molly breed with my Dalmation Molly? Also is a breeding net just as good as a small tank? Or should I get a 2 or 3 gallon tank? I don't have alot of money at the moment, I have to pay for it myself and still being in school and due to child labor laws I can only get 10 bucks a week for chose and I'm saving up for a big 10 gallon tank
 

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Mollies can of course, interbreed. And yes, your Black molly and Dalmation molly could very well interbreed. You can expect wonderful looking fries in a few weeks.
 

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You need to try for at least a 5gallon,10 gallon tank is better. The 2 and 3 gallon tanks just aren't big enough
Your tank sounds very pretty but, Sorry to say the 5 gallon you have is soon going to be over stocked. The rainbow shark will outgrow it fast and depending on what kind of algae eater it is it may also
Check with www.freecycle.com for tanks and equipment people want to give away and the classified ads in the newspaper. Yardsales are also a good source for cheap aquarium stuff.
I know its hard not having much money but for the safety of your fishes sometimes it's best to just wait and save for what they need.
Carol
 
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Will they look like one of the parents or will they look like the combination of the two? And my tank right now is 5 gallons so they should be good for a while right? I never thought of going to yard sales (I'm a blonde at heart! No offense to any blondes out there! I just don't know how else to descripe it lol) I'm going to go check around my neigborhoods or this guy at my mom's work who has alot of fish tanks and ask if he has any extras.
 

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A few of the fries would have colours from both the parents.. A few may look like one of the parents.. It can never be predicted.

As Carol said, it would be nice if the fishes are provided with much space. It would keep them healthy and beautiful..
 

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At the rate rainbow sharks grow I'd say in a month or two at the most that tank is going to be grossly overstocked. Heres some info about them
I'm sorry if I'm harping on the larger members of your molly tank but if your mollys are going to be happy and healthy they need plenty of clean water, room to multiply and good food. They will not have the first two if their tank mates are too large for the tank.
When your mollys breed you should get some of each color and they will be gorgeous, of course
Carol
 
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