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6 baby mollies in a tankful of loaches!

Posted By: Lesley <lesleywimbush@hotmail.com>
Date: Friday, 24 January 2003, at 6:26 p.m.

My molly gave birth to 8 babies the month before Christmas, but then I'm pretty sure she ate two of them, and started pursuing the rest. I moved them to the loach tank where I figured they would be fair game since those guys are notoriously fond of neons... but they have thrived! They are now the size of neons. I recently bought the most beautiful slate grey male sailfin molly... his underside is like a sunrise, gold-red, gradually giving away to the grey. When he fans his tail out, it is like a peacock's, all iridescent turquoise spots. Well, the female molly beat the crap out of him, so she is back with the loaches, and he is in with the babies. She gets along great with the loaches and gives them heck if they bug her. He's quite t