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bettadude
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hey my dad got me and early b-day present wich is a 29 gallon tank with 2 marble mollies, 2 white mollies(forgot the actuall name) 2 micky mouse platies and 1 plectomosis sappesdly the mollies and the platies will have fry will this over populate the new tank? wat do i do with the eggs? will the filter suk up the eggs?? can i add a betta to the tank?? plz answer any of these questions and give me any info u might have on these types of fish.

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ArcticBanana
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Mollies and Platies give birth to live fry, so there will be no eggs. The parents will eat the fry but if most of your fish give birth on the same week then it may over populate. You have room for extra fish but i do not think a betta is the best choice, with so much going on from other fish.
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bettadude
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one of the 2 marble mollies was pregnent wen i got it from my LFS how long should it be b4 it has its fry? also i have a male and a female white molly what should i be looking for to tell if they will spawn???

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ArcticBanana
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Most livebeaeres(including both mollies and platies) have 25-30 days before they give birth. So if she's big and you can easily tell, it could be less then a week. If everything in your tank is going fine and you notice a prego fish keeping to a corner or sticking around the floor, she's even closer to giving birth. Mollies and the rest of the livebearers are almost always making babies, its harder to get them to stop then to get them to breed.
Good Luck!
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bettadude
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okay thank u i think i have about 3 more weeks then cuz she is only a little plump so i guess this gives them time to get used tto the tank b4 she has her babies.

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keithgh
 
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As AB mentioned the fry will eaten but not all of them if you have plants for the fry to hide in especially if you have floating plants or any thick clumping plants.
Yes you will over populate once they start breeding and by what you have mentioned they already have.
I would not be ading a Betta to that tank I think there would be a conflict between him and the larger live bearers.
It will depend how far she is it could be hrs or even days/week or so.

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brandeeno
 
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there are many other fish you could use for a tank that large to control the population. try a dwarf gourami or a paradise fish... they might work well...

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Remember, since this is a new tank, keep track of ammonia and nitrites and do water changes to keep those levels down. Otherwise, good luck!

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bettadude
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Am I correct in saying all your plants are artificial, if so keep a very close eye on all your parameters reason being live plants do a lot of good work in a tank.
Also because of those artificial plants I would keep your fish stock down a little and always do a good deep vac 50% of the tank at every water change of 25-30%.

I would also wash the filter out in the old tank water when you do your weekly water change. This takes a little longer but it is worth it. I clean my HOB filter every week.
I would also consider using a good bacteria additive at every water change this keep the goood bacteria in its original state. Bacteria only has a short lifespan and it mutates its self all the time and over a period of time you better is nothing like it should be and this is when troubles begin.
I always use Seachem Stability at the recommended dosage. There are several brands around but Stability is considered the best and naturally it cost more.
The more preventive maintenance you do the paper the fish will be and so will you.

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