Salt water molly

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  1. Greenreef

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    Are mollies happy to live in salt water, has anyone every bread mollies in salt water? I was thinking that maybe I could use their fry as food. Has anyone got any advice?
     
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  3. mandarinman

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    mollies do breed in salt water happily.
     
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    and quicker than in freshwater;)
     
  5. mandarinman

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    the black molly which is a hybrid is the most suitable
     
  6. PeterL

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    I have a friend who threw his molly straight from his fresh water tankinto salt and it just went on fine, then felt badly I guess and just put it back into the fresh water tank...I ended up with that tank and since sold it to get into reef systems and that fish is still alive today.

    So ja, they can cope with salt water quite fine...It must be the creulest story I have told but the fish didn't show signs of distress or unhapiness regardless which tank he was in...
     
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    normally the conversion is done drip style over seven or so hours
     
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    I have a Black Molly that has now been in the tank 5-6 months and it is a healthy happy fish. It has adapted to its new home real quikk and she is the best algae eater possible!

    Lastly this Molly is super tough-it shares the tank with Lion fish!
     
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    there are more than one species of fish that can live in brakish or salt or fresh water i think I learned that to me in like maybe my 3rd school year ;) great food source for your Lion fish nice move
     
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    What other bath water fish can live in salt
     
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    My friend Jaco has black Mollies and silver Mollies in his frag tank, As stated please put them in a bucket and slowly drip salt in as they originate from a delta region so are used to graduall changes from salt to fresh.
     
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    Archer Fish,Black Fin Shark, White Tip Shark Catfish Orange Chromide Cichlid, Monos., Monodactylus,Finger Fish, Mono. Sebae,Tilapia and guppies
     
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    Gonna try, my salinity on my DT is 1.021, so while it is low I am gonna try. Guppies, what about siamiase fighters?
     
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    you must maybe lower your salinity to 1015 for guppies are not as resistant as mollies
     
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    Mollies do great in salt water, especially silver mollies because they brakish water, the problem is they get sucked into powerheads very easy,
     
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    So what is it then, silver or black that do best? Or maybe both?
     
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    You know how female guppies just need to mate once in their life and then hold sperm packets for the rest of their lives.. do mollies use a similar system? Just want to know if I should just get females or males too. Since if they have offspring there should be some males.
     
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    Why would any one want these fish in your tanks? This is so confusing. Rather get like 10 cleaner shrimps and they will provide you with so much fry your tank will be cloudy...
     
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    i tend to agree with you there guppies in a salt water setup just does not do it for me, but nice large sailfin mollies are nice and they are tough fish
     
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    Why on earth would you wanna keep different types fresh water fish in a marine tank?
    Why not just start a fresh water setup? A waste of salt in my opinion and they also not good nutritional food for marine predators like lionfish.
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    i agree
     
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