20 Gallon Tank Should I Mix or should i keep separate??

Gagep

Hi, I have a 20 gallon standard tank with sand, loads of plants, and some driftwood. The fish tank has been running for almost 2 years and is maintained every two weeks, I feed my fish 2 times a day one at 12:00pm(afternoon) and another at around 10:00pm(Night) I have 6 serpae tetras(school), and 6 corydoras paleatus ( bottem feeders) and i have one baby balloon molly for a centerpiece fish. Currently the baby balloon molly is around half an inch, do you think i should mix the baby molly with the serpae tetras and the corydoras or not??? I am just a little worried the little guy will get eaten, and i have no other tank for the baby. Currently he has been in a little baby net inside the tank and he has outgrown it, i have also considered getting a fish tank divider, but i don't have the money for one. what are your opinions- Best Gage if you need more images just ask.
70ED057D-5C4E-40AD-A061-D552A5E1DB5D.jpegBaby Molly
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6F45BE2E-BDBF-4587-BB21-954F078A22A4.jpegcorydora
 

BigManAquatics

Probably won't get ate unless it dies. The serpaes might nip at it though, though its fins wont be long enough to attract too much attention for too long, most likely.
 
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Gagep

Ok, thanks for the response, so they baby might attract some attention, and my filter has a sponge over it, so the baby hopefully shouldn't die, do you think i should up the feeding to 3 times a day????
Probably won't get ate unless it dies. The serpaes might nip at it though, though its fins wont be long enough to attract too much attention for too long, most likely.
Probably won't get ate unless it dies. The serpaes might nip at it though, though its fins wont be long enough to attract too much attention for too long, most likely.
 
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BigManAquatics

Ok, thanks for the response, so they baby might attract some attention, and my filter has a sponge over it, so the baby hopefully shouldn't die, do you think i should up the feeding to 3 times a day????
I wouldn't. Serpaes can get kinda nasty at feeding time. Unless you are trying to get it to grow a bit more before releasing from the box.
 
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Gagep

I wouldn't. Serpaes can get kinda nasty at feeding time. Unless you are trying to get it to grow a bit more before releasing from the box.
Ok, I was thinking more feeding's because then they might not be to attracted to the baby. And i was thinking of just releasing him in there, because i think he's stunted in growth because, he was born on October the second and it has been 7 months and the baby has only grown approx. half an inch, and people say it should be 3-6 months before its fully grown, i feed it high protein foods blood worms, and bug bites, i know this is different from my original question, but what should i do if its stunted in growth and i dont really have the money for either i fish tank divider or a larger box.??????
 
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BigManAquatics

It should be plenty big to not eat so i would let it out, personally
 
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fallfever

I'm just going to second what BA keeps saying to reinforce it. I cannot conceive any tetra eating a molly of any size outside of fry. The only question is whether they will harass it and there is only one way to find out. That will determine what you do next.
 
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Gagep

I'm just going to second what BA keeps saying to reinforce it. I cannot conceive any tetra eating a molly of any size outside of fry. The only question is whether they will harass it and there is only one way to find out. That will determine what you do next.
Ok, thank you so much for the answer i will give it a try and watch and make sure he doesnt get eaten, and i have tons of engeria densa in the tank and i have drift wood(manzonita driftwood), it is a south american/north american themed tank. I just worry he is gonna get eaten ive had him for a long time and have raisied him since he was born.
It should be plenty big to not eat so i would let it out, personally
Ok thank you so much i will give it a try, there are tons of plants, so it should be alright.
It should be plenty big to not eat so i would let it out, personally
and one last thing how many times should i feed them and how much, i dont want the baby to get no food while the tetras get all of the food, i mean i can overfeed a little to make sure the baby gets food and whatever sinks down to the bottom the corydoras can get.???
 
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Gagep

It should be plenty big to not eat so i would let it out, personally
Ok, How often should i feed?, and should i over feed a little so hopefully the baby can get some food, instead of the tetras eating it all??? i have corydoras that can eat left overs too btw.
 
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BigManAquatics

Ok, How often should i feed?, and should i over feed a little so hopefully the baby can get some food, instead of the tetras eating it all??? i have corydoras that can eat left overs too btw.
We typically do a little so the platy fry can get some with the adults. We only feed ours once a day. But morning and evening could work, too
 
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Gagep

We typically do a little so the platy fry can get some with the adults. We only feed ours once a day. But morning and evening could work, too
Ok thank you so much for all of this help, I just dont want my serpae tetras to steal all of the food from my baby molly, but as long as you think the serpae tetras wont get all of the food, then im going to do it.
 
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