Wonderful fish, but they breed like bunnies
Okay so i decided after i had some goldfish for a while i wanted to try a tropical tank, got a school of neon tetras then decided i would get a new fish. Found this Molly in store and i really liked her personality, at least what i saw in the couple minutes i was checking her out. Decided right then to buy her and didn't think twice of it. Brought her home, did all the steps to get her into the tank. She felt right at home and choose to call this cave decoration i have home. Hid in there the first night i had her. A couple weeks later, about 14 babies, i didn't think too much of it and i was actually kind of excited to raise them. Within a month my molly grew twice her size, she looked deformed and messed up. i thought she was sick but couldn't figure out what it was since there was so other symptoms beside getting huge. Her first batch of babies are doing awesome and are pretty big already, been about 2 months. About a week ago bam, i saw something swimming in the tank that wasn't there the night before. I couldn't even count them because they were just all over the tank, from what i did count, 50+ babies she had, this was only the second time she had babies and i was not expecting this with only having a 30 gallon tank. Thankfully i have an awesome filter that has kept up with all their waste. I have had not one death and i know for a fact no one was eaten in the first batch of 14, so i am assuming the second batch will be the same. Which means I'm stuck with a huge amount of fish that i have no idea what to do with. I would not recommend these fish unless you plan to raise and sell them. Which i just can't do since i live in a remote area.
January 3, 2015
Not good beginner fish
Do not get me wrong I love my mollies! They are very good and fun fish to watch. They are a tad aggressive. I would advise that you keep the mollies separated from your other fish. The only reason I put them as 1 star is because they breed like bunnies! Literally I have had over 200 babies. They have live births. I would make sure you are prepared and research if you can handle these fish. Also try and ask the workers if they are males or females. DO NOT GET A MALE IF YOU HAVE A FEMALE! The female can have babies for the next 6 months even when you take out the male! Just be prepared for the care of these fish.
November 30, 2014
REALLY STANDS OUT!!!
When I brought mine home he was nipping at the other fish in my bag(mickey mouse platy, red tux guppy, neon yellow guppy, 4 ghost shrimp). I was really hoping he wouldn't do this when he got into my aquarium. He didn't! I think it was just the stress of coming home. He was extremely shy when put into the aquarium at only came out of hiding at mealtime. It's been 3 days now and he's almost completely normal! He's the my biggest fish and kind of the boss so I named him Poseidon:) He will still nip every now and then at mealtimes, but that's just how mollies are.
November 25, 2014
I bought this fish two weeks ago and it was fantastic he was very active, I had no problem with him besides when it came to feeding time. He would go up for food and and wouldn't let my other fish get food. But overall awesome fish, I definitely recommend this fish.
August 8, 2014