I came here hoping for some good advice.
I've got a 30 gallon tank with 3 Serpae Tetra, 3 Balloon Molly, and a pleco (whom I'm looking to get rid of).
I adore the Mollies, although I'll admit I made a mistake. I didn't know they were live bearers and got all females, thinking I was being clever and avoiding a conundrum of accidental fry. Not the smartest thing I've ever done ...
I dislike the Serpae. They nip, and I'm worried they'll harass my little Mollies and leave them fin-bear, so I'm going to go and hopefully return them to a local store sometime within the next week.
In the meantime, I'm looking for what'd make an attractive, peaceful addition to my tank and good tank mates for my mollies (no nippers, please). I don't want any more live bearers unless it's possible to 1. Discern between the male and female and 2. Get only males without them bickering amongst each other or harassing my female Balloons.
For example, I was interested in a male Sailfin, but I heard that regardless of the species difference, he'd still torment my girl Balloons? I don't know if that's legit, though.
EDIT: Oop. Something else just occurred to me that I forgot to ask. I'm interested in (for the future) buying some Java Ferns/Moss. I looked at my light, which I'm assuming is fluorescent (?), but I can't figure out how to determine the watts of the bulb? I thought maybe it'd be written on it somewhere, but I can't find it.
Edited by Zekumi, 24 December 2008 - 03:25 PM.