Animal Stories - Mollies

Animal-World Information about: Mollies

The Molly is colorful, active, peaceful and hardy--truly an aquarist's delight!
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Dyanne - 2010-09-05
Hi, I have 2 silver mollies and the male only wants to mate with one female molly. Why? Also I had a beautiful black gold fish in the tank and my dalmation female mollies killed him by nipping his scales, why is this?

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  • Peter - 2010-10-05
    Probably a couple of rug munchers!
  • purushrut - 2010-12-31
    Hi Dyanne you had mentioned that you have 2 molly you meant to say 1 would be a male & another would be a female. In this case the male would mate the female only. Some mollys are aggressive. They even kill each other by nipping their fins. Molly stays properly with gold fish very often. I have been keeping for the last 3 yrs. I have kept at least 8-9 batches and in all the batches there were 12-25 molly's. Now I have 7 guppies, 2 platy, 2 sword tail, 15 molly in an 2-1-1ft tank. They are very happy. purushrut
  • Nerubian - 2011-03-25
    Well as mollys are semi aggressive fish and goldfish are peaceful the mollies pick on them biting off their fins and sometimes the scales. Losing of the scale will cause any fish to die even tough fishes.
steve - 2011-03-14
My mollie had a bunch of babies in a breeder and a lot of them are laying on the bottom are they dead and if so do I need to get the ones that are alive out of the breeder, she had them this morning?

bill - 2009-02-22
I have 2 dalmation mollies. From what I can tell, one female and one male. I got a silver molly, but the female dalmation chased it, and killed it. Both when I got them were a silver/tan with black spots. Now the male has turned almost fully black with some blue, green, gold scales, and his tail has turned from white to a dark orange, almost amber. The female looks like she is getting a little big, I was wondering how long a gestation period for the females takes.

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  • purushrut - 2010-12-30
    Males have a gonopodium. It looks like a pencil but in most males it appears long. If your female always kills your's m/f molly then before adding a new molly in tank you better let your new molly (inside the plastic bag) float inside your tank and then feed your's molly's in the tank. After 10-20 minutes open the plastic bag and feed them in the bag (keep the bag open during they eat) after they eat take an net in your hand & pour bag water in the net & ensure your fishes do not fall on the floor (do not pour bag water in the tank bcos in the fish shop there is always diseases in the water if you want your's fish to get disease then pour the bag water inside your tank) if you want to contact me then type
dawn - 2010-11-30
I have four sailfin mollies. 2 dalmation and 2 gold, my male gold is not doing well. I really hope you can help. For the last week he has been swimming at an angle and he uses his body to swim instead of his fins, his body moves from left to right to swim. I am really concerned. I don't know what to do?

LivebearingStudies - 2010-11-20
I'm trying to persuade my parents to get me a molly but they wont budge. But I also want to figure out if mollies can breed with other types of mollies, you know like an inbreed. And I heard that these are the easiest fish to breed. Is this true and can they inbreed with other mollies?

J.E - 2010-09-04
How will I know if my silver molly is pregnant or if it's just a silver balloon molly?

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  • Peter - 2010-10-05
    The Gestation period of a Molly/live bearer is about 28 days so you should know by now if it needs the number for the CSA.
Kenny - 2010-09-25
My silver mollies and sailfin mollies will start swimming vertical like they are standing on there tail fin and shortly they die why is this and what can I do to stop this problem please some one help me thank you?

dale - 2009-12-07
I have 2 female dalmatian mollies, 2 male golden mollies and 2 black mollies (one male and a female). They share a 48inch tank with 4 danios, 10 swordtails, 7 angelfish, 8 gouramis, 2 plecos, 12 barbs and 9 tetras. These fish are very peaceful. They are fun to watch and they are also very easy to breed. I would recommend them to anyone

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  • Christa - 2010-09-05
    I am just setting up 1.2 x .3 x .3 tank, I so far have tetras, danios, guppies, neons and shubukin can you please tell me what ph level do you work with, with the range of fish you are keeping?
northy - 2010-08-20
I bought 3 mollies, a dalmatian male, a gold female and a silver female. First the silver female passed away, then the dalmatian male. Why, I do not know. The gold female is doing well, and has now produced her 2nd batch of babies. They are 2 weeks old, and it looks as though the gold female is pregnant again! My question is, How long will she continue to produce fry, with no male in the tank?

Mikaela - 2010-08-17
I have an all male black molly and a female dalmation molly and they just had babies, so far we're up to 16 and the female is still fat. Should I be expecting more? And if so how many more?