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Mollies about to spawn...

Posted By: Mike R. <XfeeliumX@hotmail.com>
Date: Monday, 16 February 2004, at 8:20 p.m.

I have two Silver Mollies, obviously a male and female. He's been courting her for some time, and now her belly is huge and bloated, and he has changed colours to more of a pale yellow, with bright orange all along his huge dorsal fin... He's now trying to coax her to bare her eggs.

HERE'S MY QUESTION: If she lays the eggs and he fertilizes them, will my loaches eat them? I don't want a bunch of nasty Molly fry running around. I'm just worried that I'll have an infestation of fry that'll choke off my loaches. The Mollies are dither fish, and are fun to watch... Should I get them out of there, or will it be fine, and the loaches will clear it out?