When can I put my baby mollies in tank?
In about eight weeks your baby mollies should be large enough to go into the tank with the other fish.
How long do Mollies hold babies for?
Female mollies will gestate their young for about 60 days. They can give birth to between 40 and 100 fry.
Can molly fry survive in a community tank?
As the fry grow up they can hide in less dense plants. I have had hundreds of Mollies reach adult hood living in a well planted aquarium. A well planted aquarium with differing densities of plants does wonders to increase the survival rate of fry from bigger fish from eating them.
When can I move molly Fry?
It will take around one to two months for your fry to grow large enough to be introduced into your standard aquarium. The fry should be larger than the mouths of an adult molly fish. Do not move the molly fry until you are sure they are ready to handle your larger tank.
What can I do with unwanted molly Fry?
Once they’re large enough, you can put them back into the main tank. In a couple of weeks, they’re large enough to be put back into the tank with the adults. As long as they no longer fit into the mouths of your adult guppies, you can make the transfer from the grow-out tank to the main aquarium.
Do mollies give birth all at once?
After an average of 30 to 40-day pregnancy, it will take a molly approximately a day to give birth to her fry. Many mollies can actually store sperms for months at a time, fertilizing their eggs themselves every 30 days. They can birth anywhere between 20 and 100 fry at a time.
Will baby fish survive in my tank?
Not necessarily. Many fish breed very easily and produce great numbers of offspring, simply because very few will survive to adulthood. The more fish in your tank, the more you will need to feed them, the more feces they will produce and the harder your filtration system will have to work.
How long does it take for mollies to grow to full size?
A full-grown molly fish will usually be around 3 inches or 7 cm long, the males, whereas the females are a bit larger and can grow to around 4 inches or 10 cm long. The molly fish will take around 3 to 4 months to grow to their full size, and in part, this will depend on their water conditions, diet, and more.
How do I know when my molly will give birth?
The Eyes of the Fry and Signs of Impending Birth
To accommodate the developing eggs, the mother’s body expands, becoming deeper and broader. A few days before delivery, she develops a bulge below the gills, her outline becoming fairly square in this region, while the gravid spot has enlarged its area.
How often can molly fish have babies?
The gestation period of a molly fish is around 60 days. Female mollies can store sperm for months and may fertilize eggs as often as every 30 days, even when no male is present in the tank. Mollies may release 10 to 60 live fish at a time.
Do mollies like heavily planted tank?
Mollies require the addition of salt as they age, which is not recommended for plants. I love mollies but it’s difficult to maintain their requirements. They can live in a complete marine environment and thrive.
What percentage of fish fry survive?
Zoology researchers Roi Holzman and Victor China at Tel Aviv University weren’t the first to notice that more than 90 percent of fish larvae die in the wild, and that more than 99 percent of fish won’t live to reach maturity.
Will Plecos eat baby mollies?
Several fish, if small enough, end up in another mouth when they are caught by chance or when a boat is caught. In states where there is sadness or death at the farm, the pleco might consume the molly. Anything delicious they want, they will eat.