Well I bought this balloon molly the other day that was mega preg and well she finally popped today. I have about 50 fry in a breeder net I am so excited about them. I've been having such a bad day and then I came home to the babies I've been waiting for for almost a week now. :;banaman I was hoping she'd hold them in a little longer until I can set my other tank up but it looks like she wanted to be difficult. So do you think it will be okay to leave them in the net for now until I get the other tank started. I have a aqua clear filter so what I plan to do is actually just move the whole filter to the fry tank and get a new filter for my adult tank and then just take a part of the media that's in the already cycled filter and put it on my new filter. I might be just taking a filter off my other tank that's already been running for almost a year so what would be better. The other filter is stronger so it will definatly go on my adult tank but what do you think is better for the fish? I'm worried because I have another that is about to pop as well. But she's a dalmation balloon molly and I don't see very many of them. She was the only one I've ever had at the store I work at. So I'm hoping she passes on her spots So now that I have babies coming out my ears already I guess I should ask a few more questions about them.... -When do they develope their colors? -I've heard balloon mollys don't always have balloon babies, is this true, explain? -How long until they can eat more than baby brine shrimp and crushed flakes, basically how long until they can eat normal sized food? -How many do you think will last out of the 50 or so that I have right now? -How should I set up their "playpen" as I call it (their grow up tank)? Post photos of yours if you have one) Then please post any other advice you may have that will help these guys grow up big and strong haha. EDIT: One more question, What would be good to put in the tank with the babies for algea control? A snail? Or would there be something better.