How Long Do I Need To Have A Sock On My Filter In My Molly Baby Tank

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They are two weeks old and strong swimmers. More worried about dumbness xD but it stops the filter from cleaning super well.
 

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Bellaona said:
They are two weeks old and strong swimmers. More worried about dumbness xD but it stops the filter from cleaning super well.
Depends on how big the filter holes are. Baby Molly’s can be smart at times, and sometimes they are dumb lol :)
 
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CaptainAquatics said:
Depends on how big the filter holes are. Baby Molly’s can be smart at times, and sometimes they are dumb lol :)
Just a minI 5 gallon filter, bought eith the tank
 

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You should be okay taking it off. You could look into getting a coarse prefilter sponge. It won't slow down the flow as much as the sock does.
 
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kmbeck said:
You should be okay taking it off. You could look into getting a coarse prefilter sponge. It won't slow down the flow as much as the sock does.
Thanks! Will they die caught in it or will I just need to pull them out of the filter in emergencys?
 

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I have something around mine too because I discovered my platy fry by seeing one get sucked into the filter :( I couldn’t find him afterwards so I’m not too sure about them surviving. I’m new to breeding fish, but my suggestion would be putting something a lot thinner around the filter, that way they won’t getting fully sucked into it while still getting used to it being there
 
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I have something around mine too because I discovered my platy fry by seeing one get sucked into the filter :( I couldn’t find him afterwards so I’m not too sure about them surviving. I’m new to breeding fish, but my suggestion would be putting something a lot thinner around the filter, that way they won’t getting fully sucked into it while still getting used to it being there
Haha its not an actual sock its actually netting I just call it that. But thanks haha
 

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Ok I had a feeling that’s what you meant but I was confused at first lol. I’m new to all the fish lingo, oops
 
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AmandaNT said:
Ok I had a feeling that’s what you meant but I was confused at first lol. I’m new to all the fish lingo, oops
Its all good! Haha and I'm not sure anyone else calls it that xD
 

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