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bettadude
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my mollie just had 3 fry!!! i dont want them to be eaten. can i take them out and rase them in a different tank or do they need to be in there for a while???? PLZ REPLY QUICKLY!!!!!!

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Post InfoPosted 12-Jan-2009 20:24Profile PM Edit Report 
poisonwaffle
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Actually, you can do either.

I usually leave them in the tank with the parents, but you usually have a higher survival rate if you raise them in their own tank. If you've got a lot of plants/decor/hiding places in your main tank, you should be fine to leave them in there, otherwise move them.

And if your molly has had 3 babies, she's probably either not done yet, or is done and the rest of them got eaten. Expect about 20-30 fry

Good luck with the babies
Post InfoPosted 12-Jan-2009 21:08Profile PM Edit Report 
bettadude
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okay thank u i now have the babys (which is 3 lol) in a 5 gallon tank. am i correct saying that they will eat very small crushed up flakes???? because i have no other food for them. also when should i be expecting the other fry to..well come out???

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Post InfoPosted 12-Jan-2009 21:56Profile PM Edit Report 
riri1
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yea they will eat crushed up flake food wat type of filter is in the 5 gal?
Post InfoPosted 12-Jan-2009 22:18Profile AIM PM Edit Report 
Shinigami
 
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Yes, livebearer fry can be fed finely crushed flakes.

Make sure that the water is kept clean. You don't want all your fry dying because of an ammonia spike.

The rest of the fry should come out in the next couple days.

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Post InfoPosted 13-Jan-2009 02:55Profile PM Edit Report 
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you could also try the Hikari brand fry powder type fry food. i used it and it was very good and the fry grew astonishingly fast, but now im lazy and dont feel like going to the lfs so i just crush up a high protein flake food and it works quite well actually.
Post InfoPosted 13-Jan-2009 03:31Profile AIM PM Edit Report 
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If you want to protect the fry you can buy a small fry net and keep them there for a while. As a temporary measure keep them in a large net.
As far as feeding just break up your normal flake food very fine.

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Post InfoPosted 13-Jan-2009 03:42Profile PM Edit Report 
Cichlid Kid
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that is true.but what do you pan to do when your aunt and others that you are giving them to doesnt want anymore or they start having fry of their own?hopefully the lfs will tak ethem back as feeders.also if your moms dad started that aquarium thing she has probably seen a fish get eaten by another fish,so why is she so ill about it.its a part of life, and part of the food chain.
Post InfoPosted 13-Jan-2009 05:42Profile AIM PM Edit Report 
bettadude
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she has seen it many times she has had about any fish u can think of... but she told me if it was up to her back then no fish would have been fed to other fish becasue her dad baught all the fish. they had so many they had to hire some1 to take care of them her dad chose to feed them live fish but she always hated seeing that so that is y she is so touchy when i mention it

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Post InfoPosted 13-Jan-2009 23:02Profile PM Edit Report 
Mez
 
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Sounds like your parents have no idea what they're talking about.
Post InfoPosted 13-Jan-2009 23:16Profile PM Edit Report 
bettadude
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my mom is somewhat knowlageable but my dad...well..let this smiley represent him

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Come along now children...we all do this for the better of our fish, right?
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