What To Do With A Male Balloon Molly? Question

Discussion in 'Molly' started by Daisy7216, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Daisy7216

    Daisy7216New MemberMember

    Hello, so about 3 months ago, the balloon molly i bought from the pet store had babies. I kept one, and named it lil lemon. I recently put lemon into my big tank to get him out of his crib and around other fish, he has needed to come out of his crib for at least a month and I hate having him in there. Alas, when I put him around my females i did indeed find out he was male and it broke my heart. He is relentless to my female platys and my balloons, trying to mate with them constantly. I dont want to subject my babies to that, they seemed really stressed when he was around. Now I have this problem, what do I do with him? I have a 5 gal i could put him in, but that's not a long term option.

    I am going to give it all my power to rehome him, but if I had to keep him what would be good tankmates for him? I can't find any good tankmates for male mollys, and he definitely doesnt seem very docile, as all the other fish in my tank were scared of him and even my RTS backed away when this little itty bitty molly came at him. I dont know what to do with him but he cant stay in a baby crib forever
  2. Kelseystank

    KelseystankNew MemberMember

    In my experience platties go well with mollies. Give a Mickey tail a try?