Molly fry sitting above water line, normal? Question

  1. hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    One of my 10G fry tanks currently has 7 Balloon mollies (16.05.14) and 9 Guppies (23.05.14), earlier on today I put a big clump of Eleocharis sp. Mini in to float before I plant it later on tonight. Since then (around 3 hours ago) every time I look in the tank, all 7 Molly fry are sitting on the Eleocharis, above the water line. If I touch the Eleocharis, they swim away but as soon as I remove my finger, they climb back on to it. Is this normal?

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    Thanks.x
     
  2. Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    BUMP! :) Any Molly Pros that can help Hollie out ?
     

  3. hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks! I daren't move the plants so they are still there with ALL the molly fry on top of them.. They are wet but above the water. No other fry have ever done this!xx
     
  4. hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    Bump!x
     

  5. Tonia Well Known Member Member

    I've not seen this in a tank, but I have seen wild fish fry do this in a pond. I think this is how they are trying to keep from being eaten by the parent mollies.
     
  6. hollie1505 Well Known Member Member

    That makes sense I suppose, thanks! There is only fry in there so it must be natural instinct, quite cool really.xx