We got 3 mollies a few weeks ago - I knew they were live bearers but didnt actually expect anything. We did get a maternity tank just in case. I really hadnt noticed any pregnant ones but just spotted 3 fry hiding near the filter. I guess the rest got eaten. Managed to get them into the maternity tank without any fuss. Was that the right thing to do? Also whats the best thing to feed them and ermmm am I likely to end up being over run with mollies if this continues? the fry are very sweet but its a 2 foot tank.
Thats what I was thinking - tis nature in our house and anyway the rest got eaten (and I bet the other fish really enjoyed them (the greedy little pigs!)) I'm glad I don't have to give them anything different food wise - thanks
This is why we gave up with livebearers - population explosion, and I certainly did not favour the fry, but I think the vegetation levels in our tank made for too many hidyholes! Course then we had Kribs, and when they laid eggs which hatched, it seemed so fab, esp watching the way the parents protected them and took them out on picnics to different areas of the tank. But gradually it dawned on me that we now had upward of about 80 fish to deal with! So now all my fish are celibate!!!