My baby Neon Butterfly Balloon Mollies FishLore page!

  1. Dez The Betta Member Member

    So my Neon Butterfly Balloon Molly had so far that I see 29 fry 2 days ago. 3 died so far. This page will basically give you info on my many many fry.

    colors:
    white: 3
    orange: 2
    greenish: 1
    grey: 9
    brown: 11

    And they all seem to be 1/4 of an inch so far.
     
  2. mrsdale Member Member

    Pictures! We love pictures here! Post some if you can! :)
     

  3. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    Congrats on the fry! I hope you have many survivors!

    Ken:photo:
     
  4. Dez The Betta Member Member

    3 days and so far 3 have died I think there doing pretty good. Can I sell some at petco when they get older?
     

  5. kimoore Member Member

    pictures! I have a neon butterfly balloon molly male, a black and silver marble female and an orange female that looks like she was rolled in pepper, that just had babies too! In one day i had 30 fry, (that i was able to catch,) i'm hoping for more.

    are these your first balloon molly fry? I noticed with mine, that the grey and brownish ones grew up to be dalmations. But those were mine, yours may be different. And the realy light silvery ones grew up to be pearls.
     
  6. bowcrazy Well Known Member Member

    I have never even tried to sell my juveniles to a large chain store so I wouldn’t have any idea if Petco buys from local fish-keepers or not but I do sell all I can raise to my locally owned pet store all the time. He gives me a good fair price for my fish. It took time to build a good relationship with him but it has paid off in the long run.

    The first time I approached him he was quite reluctant to purchase my juveniles so I just gave them to him. Once he saw that my fish were in good health and they sold well without complaints from his customers he was more willing to purchase them the next time I went in. I have been selling to him now for over five years and he now gives me wholesale price for all that I can raise.

    I tell you this so that you know what to expect when you try to sell them. I would visit with the store manager before taking the fish with you so that you don’t end up stressing out your fish for no reason.