How do you take care of molly fry?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chicken farmer, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Songster

    Feb 7, 2012
    I have a community tank and one of my balloon mollies is pregnant and looks like she could have them anytime,I'm wondering what you do with her such as putting her into another tank and so on for the fry thanks
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Mollies are similar to guppies. The young are born live. As soon as that happens cannibalism kicks in high gear. I gave up those fish 40 years ago. Zero long term success. Only way to do limited survival is to put mama fish alone in a different tank and in a floating net cage. Openings in netting should be big enough for the lil fry to escape thru, and keep mama from pursuing after them. In the wild, survival rate for hatched fish or live birth is small percentage. That is why fish hatcheries and stocking is so important to fisherman.

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