Molly fish is one of the most commonly available in the hobby and almost available in any local aquarium store across the world. Given its popularity, there are many questions on how to raise them healthy, and in this post, we have answered the top 11 questions which hobbyists have while buying them.
What kind of fish is a Molly?
Molly fish are livebearers and they belong to the species-genus poecilia. They are native of the freshwater and brackish water streams of Mexico.
How many mollies should be kept together?
Keep the mollies in groups is advisable, depending on the tank size keep a minimum of 6 mollies to 2 dozens.
Do molly fish die easily?
Molly fish are hard fishes and they don’t die easily as long as the water quality is fine. “Word of caution – Do not overfeed molly fishes”.
Are Mollies aggressive?
Generally, the mollies are not aggressive. Like most of the fishes during mating, they tend to become aggressive.
Do Mollies sleep on bottom of tank?
Yes, mollies sleep on the bottom of the tank and it is absolutely normal.
Will Molly fish kill each other?
Molly fish won’t kill each other. However, during breeding, they become aggressive and might attack each other.
Are Mollies dirty fish?
Molly fishes are not messy fishes. However, they need good filtration.
Why do molly fish lay on rocks?
If the molly fish lay on rocks, this could be because of fish bladder malfunction, and this is quite a common challenge with molly fish.
Should I separate pregnant Molly?
Yes, you should separate the pregnant molly fish and the reason is they are livebearers, and to keep the newborn alive, it is recommended to separate the parents from the community tank.
How many Mollies Can I put in a 10 gallon tank?
4 to 6 Adult mollies would be ideal to be kept in a 10 Gallon tank.
Do Mollies eat their babies?
Yes, mollies eat their babies. It is advised to keep the parents in the breeding box or have dense plants in the aquarium and this would help save the babies from their parents eating them.
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