In about 4 to 6 weeks, the babies should be large enough to release into the main aquarium. But be sure the babies have grown larger than the mouths of adult fish. If it’s not possible to set up a separate aquarium, drop-in breeders are a great alternative.
How long do you keep baby mollies separate?
By enlarge Mollies dont worry their fry too much but to be on the safe side I would keep them seperate until they reach about 3/4 – 1 inch in size.
Do you need to separate baby mollies?
Baby mollies should be kept separate from the main tank until they have grown large enough that they are too big to be eaten by other fish. A suitable nursery tank will be around 10 gallons in size. They should be fed baby brine shrimp, microworms and ground up flakes.
How long does it take for baby mollies to get their color?
hi, well mollies take like forever to develop colour and grow properly. They take a full 4 months to grow usually.
Should baby fish be separated?
Fish who were born via live birth traditionally are better off being separated from their parents. Create a good home for the fry. Young fish are more susceptible to infection and disease than adult fish, so take extra care to make sure that their tanks are properly maintained.
Can a Molly have just one baby?
Low thick plants are the best for new born fry. They will hide there until they feel they are big enough and strong enough to survive on their own. Of course any thick plants will do. … As far as the molly only giving birth to one baby, that seems odd.
How fast do baby mollies grow?
Watch their growth.
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.
Will Molly fry survive in main tank?
Just keep the tank heavy in hiding stops for the little fry and they should be fine. Also crush up the flakes or whatever you feed them nice and small for them. They should be fine.
How do I know if my mollies are mating?
But female mollies also chase the male or give positive signs for mating. Usually, a female goes vertical when she agrees to mate but I have noticed that the male mollies continue to chase the ones who are swimming away from them.
How often do Dalmation Mollies 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.
How old are Mollies before they breed?
Age for the male and female mollies can begin to breed
The age that the male can start to breed is at approximately 12 months. Females can start to breed when they are 6 months old.
What color will my Molly Fry be?
What color will my Molly Fry be? Molly fries can be any color they want to be. Normally, they are close to the colors of the parents. Fries are dark grey but as they are growing and getting older, they will start changing color.
What do you do with a Molly baby?
If you don’t want to keep the babies, try and get a second hand 10g tank with a filter and set up a fry tank. When the fry are big enough, you can maybe donate to the LFS or “To a good home” ad out. That’s what I do with my babies. I cannot keep the fish from breeding, so I raise em and give them away for free.
How long do baby fish need to be separated?
Baby fish stay with their parents for about four to five weeks only. First of all, after hatching, they got separated from their parents but after that, they should be left with them in the same aquarium. You should not keep the baby fish with parents until they are big enough not to come in the mouth of an adult fish.
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.
How long do baby guppies need to be separated?
If you don’t want more babies, you’ll need to separate your male and female fry once they reach about 6 to 8 weeks old. You’ll be able to determine the sex of your baby guppies when they’re about 1 month old.