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Discussion in 'Live-Bearers Forum' started by FishiesGallore, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. FishiesGallore

    FishiesGallore Medium Fish

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    My Molly had fry!!! They were unexpected and I haven't prepared I only was able to save 4 of them later 1 died. However I have 3 left and I need to know what to feed them!!! Please help!
     


  2. Helena21

    Helena21 Superstar Fish

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    If you grind up flakes it will turn into powder, and you can feed them that.
     
  3. cakelady204

    cakelady204 Large Fish

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    That's all I have ever fed my molly fry. Just grind up flake food between your fingers and drop in a little.
     
  4. Coolfish5000

    Coolfish5000 Large Fish

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    some bloodworms and brineshrimp, they grow faster (trust me, i got 7 mollies in the beganing, 100 mollies later, OH VA)(p.s. did not buy any)
     
  5. FishiesGallore

    FishiesGallore Medium Fish

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    I have a question about putting other fish in with the fry. . . I was thinking perhaps a smaller fish like my neon tetras. . .would they eat the fry?

    If there is a chance I'm SO not doing it. If they are placid and won't do it, I'll give it some thought.
     
  6. englishstar1978

    englishstar1978 Small Fish

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    I agree if you feed them Brineshrimp they do grow a lot faster and seem happier.
     
  7. homebunnyj

    homebunnyj Superstar Fish

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    As long as they are small enough to fit in the tetras' mouths, I wouldn't take the chance.
     
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    I feed all of my fry a food called First Bites by Hikari (I think that's the brand) very good, healthy food. My fry grow at a good fast rate and get their start getting their color earlier than I've heard others get theirs and my fry love it. My platy fry start coloring at about 2 weeks and my guppy fry at about a month, I don't know about the time for molly fry yet, but I hope to be knowing soon.

    I wouldn't do the tetras. Usually if something eatable and tasty can fit in the adult fish's mouth it'll get eaten.
     
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  10. Coolfish5000

    Coolfish5000 Large Fish

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    They hesetate to eat there babys
     
  11. Coolfish5000

    Coolfish5000 Large Fish

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    More so then other fish
     
  12. Coolfish5000

    Coolfish5000 Large Fish

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    Oh S*** my sailfin mollie gave birth , Hold on
     
  13. Platy_breeder

    Platy_breeder Medium Fish

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    Congrats on the molly fry! I just put the normal flakes in a plastic bag and crush it up that way. However, my fry have been dying rapidly, so today I took them out of the breeding net and put them into the big tank-maybe they'll do better with all of that room as long as they stay hidden from the other fish.
     
  14. FishiesGallore

    FishiesGallore Medium Fish

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    sadness is me. . . .I have but 1 molly fry left and I don't know if its going to live. . .i HOPE so. . . If it lives I shall have to give it a proper name.
     
  15. cakelady204

    cakelady204 Large Fish

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    I hope it lives. My Mama balloon belly is a fry baby that survived a freak accident in the tank and we named her miracle. Maybe you can use that if it survives. Good luck!
     
  16. FishiesGallore

    FishiesGallore Medium Fish

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    I've given it a name as it looks healthy. . . . Its name is Nemo.

    Its a double meaning name actually. . .Nemo because, well the obvious Finding Nemo, it being the last survivor. . .

    Also I will be naming it Nemo after one of my favorite Nightwish songs entitled "Nemo" which deals with finding one's true name.
    The lyrics are as beautiful as it's melody I highly suggest it.

    <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9Njl9R0cLC4"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9Njl9R0cLC4" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

    Nemo

    This is me for forever
    One of the lost ones
    The one without a name
    Without an honest heart as compass

    This is me for forever
    One without a name
    These lines the last endeavor
    To find the missing lifeline

    Oh how I wish
    For soothing rain
    All I wish is to dream again
    My loving heart
    Lost in the dark
    For hope I`d give my everything


    My flower, withered between
    The pages 2 and 3
    The once and forever bloom gone with my sins

    Walk the dark path
    Sleep with angels
    Call the past for help
    Touch me with your love
    And reveal to me my true name

    Oh how I wish
    For soothing rain
    Oh how I wish to dream again
    Once and for all
    And all for once
    Nemo my name forevermore
    Oh, how I wish...

    Nemo sailing home
    Nemo letting go

    Oh, how i wish...
     
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  17. FishiesGallore

    FishiesGallore Medium Fish

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    UPDATE!

    Nemo is doing very very well he/she is getting big! Can't tell if its male or female yet but I think the time is getting close!

    I'll post some pics soon of Nemo so you guys can see!
     
  18. Fishckabibble

    Fishckabibble Large Fish

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    that video rocked, so did the band.. is that a local band in your area because i have never heard of them. very cool, once my sister finishes her album i will be posting up some of her songs to share, she is only 17 but she is INCREDIBLE!
     
  19. FishiesGallore

    FishiesGallore Medium Fish

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    IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!

    Nemo is a little girl I still need to take a pic of her and I should do it soon as her coloring it somewhat bizzare and I have no idea what kind she is! Father is a Black High-Fin Molly and the mother is a Silver Molly . . however Nemo (at the moment I know it'll likely change) she has a silvery body with darker spots (dalmation???) but her head is like a peachy-orange (creamcicle???) Her tail still has no coloring but I don't think she's done developing yet cause I can't tell if she is actually a lyretail or not. . . its weird. . . . I have a mut!!!
    Maybe I just can't tell yet . . . I may have to just wait a couple months before I can tell what she is. . .


    As for the video. . . Nightwish is from . . . Norway??? I think??? check out www.nightwish.com they totally kick tail fin!!!!
     
  20. BRANDX

    BRANDX Small Fish

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    Need more help!!

    My wife's tank has a black molly, with one fry! This tank is only three days old, so I assume this is a suprise from the pet store. Only one fry. Isn't that a small number? molly is about 2", don't know the age. Could she have already eaten some?

    We took the fry out and put him in a glass, worried about his mother getting hungry:eek:
    Trying to get a "net?" tomorrow or Monday. How long do we have to keep it isolated from the original tank? Can it ever go back to that tank?

    I have to modify my signature to include this 5 gallon. 5g 1 neon tetra, 1 swordtail, 1 black molly, 1 hatchet silver weird little dude. 1 removed molly fry.
     
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