Urgent: I don’t want to stress my molly during birth what do I do with the other?

Jesse327

I was doing a water change and I saw a baby molly and this is my first time breeding and my male molly is chasing my female molly and I have a small plastic quarantine box and was wondering if I should put the male in it. Help!
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P.S. I have a 10 gallon tank with 2 glofish tetras and this 20 gallon long with 4 neon tetras, 1 dwarf gourami, and 2 mollies one male one female (I know I need a better ratio of mollies)
 

BigManAquatics

I usually don't intervene with births very much. I mean, somehow they give birth in the wild without human intervention. People forget that.
 
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emeraldking

Well, seperate the male only if it gets too rough in the tank. Otherwise, keep them together. I'm not seperating mine...
 
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Jesse327

Well, seperate the male only if it gets too rough in the tank. Otherwise, keep them together. I'm not seperating mine...
Ok thanks i think shes done now 4 were born!
 
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RayClem

I prefer to leave the mothers in their regular tank with the normal occupants. However, the fry will need some type of cover, especially near the surface, for them to hide. You might lose a few fry along the way, but mollies reproduce fast enough that you are likely to end up with more than you know what to do with. in a few months time.

I have a 55 gallon tank that is overrun with platys. I started with a male and a couple of females. Now there are platys everywhere. It take me forever to do a water change because I have to dip out water 1 cup at a time and then search for babies. I will often find a couple. Fortunately, they swim to the bottom of the cup, so I can pour out most of the water and then dump them back in the tank. I just cannot bring myself to throwing them out with the old water. However, I will soon be at the point I have to do that.
 
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BigManAquatics

I prefer to leave the mothers in their regular tank with the normal occupants. However, the fry will need some type of cover, especially near the surface, for them to hide. You might lose a few fry along the way, but mollies reproduce fast enough that you are likely to end up with more than you know what to do with. in a few months time.

I have a 55 gallon tank that is overrun with platys. I started with a male and a couple of females. Now there are platys everywhere. It take me forever to do a water change because I have to dip out water 1 cup at a time and then search for babies. I will often find a couple. Fortunately, they swim to the bottom of the cup, so I can pour out most of the water and then dump them back in the tank. I just cannot bring myself to throwing them out with the old water. However, I will soon be at the point I have to do that.
Platies have definitely done that to us. Will be facing that dilemna again, soon.
 
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