Molly adults are large enough to eat the fry genrally for a couple months almost. Other than that, you end up with other livebearers like Swordtails or Platies that can eat them too. Although Platies are smaller and end up having less time to eat the Molly fry before they get too large.
Will other fish eat baby mollies?
Cannibalism is normal with mollies and other livebearers like guppies and platys. As fecund as they are, you don’t really need to worry about saving every last one.
What fish will eat baby fish?
If you want a good species that will eat the fry of the guppies, then gouramis make a good choice. That is because they are quite large, and they will be able to consume larger portions of the fry. They are known as very good eaters, so they can be used to control the fry population.
Do guppies eat baby mollies?
Guppy and Molly Fry Care
Unfortunately both species eat their fry, so it is pretty difficult to protect the guppy and molly babies in their parent’s aquarium.
Will betta fish eat baby mollies?
IF you kept the Betta in its own tank then it could have Molly fry as an occasional treat. However, that leaves you with even less space and money to set up the mollies in an appropriate home.
How quickly do baby mollies grow?
When fed well with nutritious powdered food, mollies grow rapidly. Within no more than 3 or 4 months, they can hit full size.
How many baby fish do mollies have?
Gestation and Birth
Female mollies will gestate their young for about 60 days. They can give birth to between 40 and 100 fry. Mollies that are young or are having one of their first few pregnancies will tend to give birth to a smaller rather than larger number of fry.
Will Petsmart take baby fish?
most Local Fish Stores (LFS) will accept them for credit. Or they will also take donations. but Petsmart won’t take them.
Will cichlids eat guppies?
Some cichlids will eat guppies but it is NOT the best food to give them simply because they are not a natural part of most cichlids diet. They can also (in the case of feeder guppies) bring a pathogen into your tank which could potentially kill the other fish.
What fish will not eat baby guppies?
Registered. ottos don’t eat guppy fry, and I’m not sure about cories… you should also be safe with some small schooling tetras or danios such as blue danios or neon tetras.
Can a guppy get a molly pregnant?
Is guppy and molly hybrid possible? Yes, it is possible under certain circumstances. If you have male and female guppies in the tank, and male and female mollies, it will be hard to cross-breed. However, if you have just one male guppy and two or three female mollies, this will be possible to cross-breed.
What can mollies breed with?
Mollies can easily breed with closely related species such as guppies. These two belong to the same family i.e. Poecilia. A mature molly can give live birth almost once a month.
Will baby fish survive in my tank?
It is possible to raise baby fish in your main tank, but generally, few will survive this. Larger fish will see them as tasty snacks and even vegetarian fish may be tempted. They can also suffer injuries from being chased and bullied.
Will a betta fish kill a molly fish?
Male bettas are very aggressive and will kill the Molly, and mollies are very fragile and need filters and heaters to live. Bettas do BEST with filters and heaters, but will survive for a time without them.
Can mollies and bettas live together?
As you have also come to know that female Bettas and Mollies are not aggressive, you can keep them together in the same tank. So, it is recommended to keep more female Bettas and Mollies together with just a few male ones (1-3 males per 5-8 females).
Are Mollies fin nippers?
Yes, Molly’s can be fin nippers at times. Personally I would recommend moving the Gold Fish to it’s own tank if possible.