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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Brittney - 2008-01-31
My molly only had 6 babies!

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Quinntan - 2008-01-28
I had a molly and he or she would always get the food first and guard it all for itself. One day I brought home a shrimp and put in the tank, the next week it was gone so I just bought another. But the next week it was gone too. Then I found out it was the molly. These are really good fish.

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kathy - 2008-01-21
I bought a Yo Yo loach the other day. In the clear bag with my Yo Yo loach was a baby Balloon Molly. It hides behind the air tubes a lot. It eats the flake food I feed to my other fish. I can't wait until it gets bigger. It's so cute. I'll have fun watching my baby molly grow.

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tyler hoefinghoff - 2007-12-01
Hey i have a regular molly. It has a huge problem, one of its eyes has been completely covered by a white substance. Also upon further review i saw that one of it gills has a medium sized gap (which is red). But it still eats and interacts with other fish and my other fish have been living with it for a pretty long time with out catching whatever it has. Thanks!

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Kara - 2007-09-23
We just decided to start breeding mollies. We bought 2 sailfin females, one ballon female, and one male ballon. I plan to let the ballon breed all the females. Wondering what they will look like. I have enjoyed them so far. I do believe at least two of them are pregnant and wondering if the third isn't as well. We think maybe we bought them that way, so we are expect LOTS of fry soon. I haven't decided if i am going to put them in a hatchery yet or not. I might not since i have 3 females that could have lots of fry and they are only in a 10gal. I do have a 2 gal to use as a hatchery if i have to until they get a little bigger. These are great and very active fish. My kids love to watch them. They will even follow your finger around on the glass. So cool!

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abbie - 2007-09-08
me and my other half have been breeding mollies and platys for about 5 months now. with our two huge tanks, our beautiful dalmation mollies x4, black mollies x3, albino molly, and 5 platys, we've been blest with 46 babies! we had to give some to our family away as we ended up with too many.
we believe the key to a good survival rate is plenty of plants and caves!

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jamey - 2007-08-19
About 2 weeks ago i bought 3 mollies (1 siver molly, 1 black molly, and one dalmation molly). In about 20 minutes i noticed that the dalmation molly was hiding in a house that we have. Then for a week he only came out in the morning at 7:00. One day i started not seeing him so i thought he must be floating at the top of the house, but we found him dead behind a rock. He had very strange behavior.

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jamey - 2007-08-19
I have a lot of fish, but i have a silver molly that is really strange. i also have a orange ballon molly. My silver molly keeps chasing my ballon molly and i dont know why. Then a week after, i see them doing that and i see 4 little fry.

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Karizma Alexzander/ Otencia Holmes - 2007-06-19
Well a day ago, we bought 3 black mollies. When we went to check up on them we saw this black thing curled up in like a ball. So we touched it with my net, and come to find out it was a baby black mollie. Now we don't know how to raise baby mollies, but we heard the best way to find out is PetSmart, the internet, or books.

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Keith - 2007-01-26
Around Christmas time, we got 4 black mollies along with 4 silver mollies. About a week later we noticed something that looked like a bug swimming around in the tank. It turned out to be a baby black molly. As of now, we have 12 baby black and 6 baby silver in our 40 gallon tank and all seem to be doing great!!

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