Schools / Shoals ...

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This is probably the most basic (leaning on stupid!) questions.... but...

I know most fish like to be in schools or shoals. So, I had 4 dalmation mollies but 2 died... so now I have 2 lonely ones.

I went and bought 2 'regular' mollies of a different color. Is a 'dalmation molly' and a 'molly' the same type of fish, they just look different? I don't see them swimming together as the others used to.

Or would the dalmation mollies actually school better and feel more comfortable with other dalmation mollies?

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Mollies found in the local petstore are the same speices, just different strains or varieties- basically different colours. You'll find that mollies from different groups - like tanks - may not shoal with eachother. Similar happened with my guppies. But it also may be due to maturity differences...
 

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aussieJJDude said:
Kinda depends on the size if the new tank...
Ah, yes It is 15 gallon now It is also with two honey gourami ladies ( I suspect one of them is a male actually).

I know the tank is small for the gouramis .... but it was the petstore that told me i could keep 3 honey gouramis in 8 gallon tank with 6 rice fishes. :sorry: I quickly realized my mistake. Now the dominant male has his own tank. And the ladies are in the 15 gallon with the rice fishes. And the rice fishes look a bit 'lost'. That's why I want to add more, but at the same time, the tank could use a bit of 'neon spark/color'.
 
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