Molly breeders

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  1. Mohammed Jackson

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    Hi guys.

    I recently started with some molly fish and im looking to start breeding. does anyone know of any breeders in cape town. Id like to start mixing with people who love these fish as well.:thumbup:
     
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    My mollies breed on their own, I dont do much except provide good water conditions and good food. The only problem I have with keeping them in a full saltwater system is the fry get sucked up by the protein skimmer, and they don't survive that. So i gotta be sharp and catch them before the skimmer does. I can say that mollies do really well in a marine tank, better than they do in water without salt.
     
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    Hi

    These are quite amazing fish and can literally live and breed (not just survive) in neary any water type, with the exception of probable only very soft, acidic water (although I have heard reports of them reproducing in Discus tanks). They also live much longer in salt or brackish water (up to 4 years).

    Although most common in brackish water, there is coastal saltwater populatios in the USA, and they can manage salinities as high as 80 ppt. Interesting the have mouth and gill adaptions that allows them to suck the oxygen rich surface layer of water, so the can also live in stagnant pools.

    I have kept green sailfin mollieys in my first marine tank and it developed stunning fluorescent colors in the salt water. Also breed nearly every month, sometimes think it would be a great food source to get small fish fry into the tank.

    Never had an issue with acclamatizing them to full salt water over a few days, but moving them back to fresh water was always tricky.

    Here is a wiki link on them [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfin_molly"]Sailfin molly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    PS they love to eat algea, even GHA.
     
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    I totaly agree with len, My system is at 1.024, they share the tank with green chromis, occalaris clowns and a coral beauty. My tank is almost algae free, the mollies are constantly eating. They breed on their own, I currently have 10 fry in a holding tank, they are about a month old now. They look great, active bright colors and not shy, they eat food from my fingers. Amazing fish.
     
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    yeah lol, just look at all the poop and you will know :p
     
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    I think if you look very closely at a mollie, it looks exactly like a small mullet
     
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    Hey Mags this site is for ou's with tanks not wanna be reefers:tt2:
     
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    lol, I just connected to go to my internet banking to pay for a tank,
     
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