Hi Guys - New Here

Discussion in 'Welcome to FishLore' started by UKsue, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. UKsueNew MemberMember

    Hi Guys
    I'd been thinking of starting an aquarium for a while and saw a 20l tank on gumtree. The guy also had 3 other tanks so came away with the 20l and a 70l, heaters filters gravel a few plastic plants etc.. Would have gone for the big ones but I'm in a 2nd floor flat with no lift!
    I've been fish-in cycling the small one for 3 weeks and the larger for 1 week and all seems to be going ok. Started the small tank with 2 small mollies but the bigger was badgering the smaller so I got the bigger tank going and put him in there.
    I was thinking of putting a Betta in the small tank but could I keep the small molly in there with it as I don't really want to put him back in with the other?
    Anyway as I've used a few posts for info over the last few weeks I thought it time to join.
    Thanks for the help so far
  2. SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    I would not risk putting the Molly with a betta...
  3. UKsueNew MemberMember

    Thanks Smalltownfishfriend
    I'll have to have a rethink then. There was a Betta in with the Mollies at the pet store so thought it might be ok.
    I really want a Betta in the small tank so maybe I'll have to get another molly to stop the bullying in the bigger tank
  4. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    Greetings and Welcome to Fishlore :)

    mollies get bigger than most people think.

    Bettas (males) really should be by themselves, and never with neons...There are those that like to argue that point.

    Have I kept them with other fish with out issue? Yes. But I also have had them (males) turn killer after a year. Not worth the risk.

    Mollies really need at the very least (in my view) a 30 gallon when fully grown.

    Also if you keep male and female mollies in the same aquarium the ratio should be 3 females to each male. I keep 6:1 in the 150 tall.

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