Unexpected fry

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by miss g, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. miss gNew MemberMember

    Oh dear... I've made a boo boo!!! I recently got a 28 litre tank to re-home my bullied Molly (from our main tank). She looked a little lonely.... So my bf brought home another 2 Mollie's to keep her company..... Now we have babies!!!!! What am I going to do with all these fish?? Our main tank is full and I think I'm right in thinking 3 mollies is enough for this small tank.. And to top it all one of my guppies has a shredded tail and now I have no where to QT him (I'm thinking a breeder net until he gets better?/ find the culprit?) ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404412045.070091.jpg

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  2. nhaiflichValued MemberMember

    If you don't have the room for them, unfortunately, you will have to let nature take it's course. My Molly had some last night too! I haven't seen any in tank so think they all got eaten. She was huge too! They will eat them and/or you may have to move them to the main tank and let the other fish have at it. Know this seems mean but not much else you can do if can't keep them

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  3. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    28 litre is too small for 3 mollies I'd take back the other 2
  4. nhaiflichValued MemberMember

    Also just an FYI... they can hold sperm for months. So even if not with a male you could end up with more batches. Also if you have both sexes of livebearers of one species you can almost guarantee the female will be constantly pregnant with dropping fry about every 28 days.

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  5. ZackaryNew MemberMember

    Try not to put the guppy in a breeding net it will stress him/her.

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