Molly gave birth fry keep getting sucked up!!!!! Important

  1. Dez The Betta Member Member

    When i got home from school my molly gave birth to 8 two died from filter two got saved from filter. I unplugged the filter but I cant leave it unplugged so cant i stuff cotton in the tube or what PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
     
  2. Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    Not to worry.

    If you can find some clean pantyhose, wrap that around the filter intake and secure it with a rubber band.

    Better yet, get a prefilter (sponge) and place it over the filter intake. But since you're home now, pantyhose would work to keep the fry safe.

    Congrats on your fry!
     

  3. Dez The Betta Member Member

    Thank you so much! Im doing this now!
     
  4. Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    Glad to help. Pantyhose works wonders in a pinch! ;)
     

  5. Dez The Betta Member Member

    What do they eat? And I take back the whole there were 8 theres like 13 alive and counting now!
     
  6. apple429 Well Known Member Member

    crushed flake food
     
  7. Dez The Betta Member Member

    How long till there big enough to not get eater by the balloon molly and black molly? And thanks!
     

  8. Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    I think the general rule of thumb is that when the fry double in size, they should be large enough to swim away from other fish.

    Wow, that is exciting! You've got 13? Have you found anymore? If you can, please post pictures, we LOVE pictures!
     
  9. apple429 Well Known Member Member

    I typically say over an 1 1/4 inch and they are good...
     
  10. Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    That sounds good, apple! You definitely are the fry expert around here! (Not to hijack OP's thread, but, do you have any new pictures of your swords?)
     

  11. Dez The Betta Member Member

    So is that one 1/4'' or 1 inch and a 1/4?
     
  12. apple429 Well Known Member Member

    1 inach and a 1/4 (1.25") hows that...lol... i can see your confusion...
     
  13. Dez The Betta Member Member

    Good thanks! There all in a school together except 3 that formed a trio! The mollies keep trying to eat them but there two fast! Theres this 1 pretty orange one!
     
  14. apple429 Well Known Member Member

    wait until they get bigger and the pigment develops more!
     
  15. Dez The Betta Member Member

    Yay there kind of creepy being see through!
     
  16. Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    LOL!
    (chant: 'we want pictures, we want pictures, we want pictures:) ;D
     
  17. Dez The Betta Member Member

    Well i tried taking pictures but there to small to show up on my bad quality camera. DonnerJay I found more 16 now!
     
  18. Donnerjay Well Known Member Member

    Cool!
     
  19. apple429 Well Known Member Member

    no... I can't get a pic of them through the mesh.. I will take some out and take picture to show tomorrow...
     
  20. OUTINFRONT Member Member

    Congrats on the babies great advise already given..:;wv