Question Molly fry in breeder box

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Hi my balloon molly gave birth on 19th march in a small breeding box. I have kept the babies in the box since then. I have only had one die so they seem to be doing well so far. My question is how long should i keep them in their box until I release them into the main tank? Im worried about them out growing the box soon but dont want them to be eaten either. The tank i would release them into is a 15 gallon with a few guppies and 2 balloon mollies. The two pictures are of the day they were born and today.
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About how big are they? I can't really tell from the pictures. Do you have a 10 gallon that you can move them to? If you do I'd move them in there with a small sponge filter to let them grow out more before putting them in with larger fish.
 

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Are you able to move the guppies and mollies out of the 15g?
 

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I have dalmatian mollies. I'll usually move the fry to a ten gallon for a few months, or until they look too big to be eaten. If you don't have an extra tank, you can use a plastic tote as long as it's food safe.
 
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So i dont have another tank i can move anyone to. How much longer do u think i can keep them in the box? They are aprox 1cm long.
 

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Are you planning on trading them to the pet store? Or keeping them?
 
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I will keep a couple maybe but the rest will go to lfs
 

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I guess since you dont have a grow out tank just keep them in there until you think they are big enough to not get eaten. Either that or get them some of that fake grass to hide in. They are pretty crafty when they have somewhere to hide.
 

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