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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Man of fish, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. SeanTrollope

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    any ideas y a mollie would  beat up another mollie lust cuz i added a male? the one is severly brused
     
  2. sawickib

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    My fish eat other fish [​IMG]
     
  3. Ch4rlie

    Ch4rlie Unlicensed Moderating Moderator
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    My snails eats other snails [​IMG]
     
  4. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    This is actually worthy of its own thread, but I'll answer it here:
     
     
    Male mollies are very territorial with other males, in terms of mating rights.  Its not a huge deal, most of the time if you have a big enough tank and cover for the 'loser' to be able to withdraw and get away from the other.  Usually these squabbles are a lot of posturing, and very little actual violence, but can become violent.  For that reason, it is generally recommended that male livebearers (such as mollies) be kept in no fewer than 3 individuals so that no single male will be able to beat up on any other single male without some other fish to distract him from his target.  In other words, one male will only beat up another as long as there isn't another male in need of being 'put in his place'.  So, having sufficient number of males or females to distract the 'bully' can lead to trouble.  Also, it is a great benefit to have cover for the other fish to take refuge in if they feel the need to.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    As for the rest of you:  Shame on you for not answering this question and posting nonsense.  :no:  Disappointing to say the least.
     
  5. sawickib

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    Id like to humbly apologize as i dont know much about mollies, except that they are occasionally on the menu for my gars [​IMG]  which pertains to my comment right :D
     
  6. Man of fish

    Man of fish I'm Interested in.... ----|> that

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    well I tried to step up my game then I had to go and take my tank a part due to a worm outbreak abd I wasn't in a game stepping up mood. the 16 not 120 at least. it's completely apart and I hae pieces of it to clean everyday this week (since I only have about an hour and a half of sunlight by the time I'm home from school) today I knocked out the tank and main equipment, heater and return pumps.
     
  7. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    Merely sharing your frustration would have been 'raising your game' - like this :good:  
     
     
     
     
    Sorry for your troubles though. :sad:
     
  8. Malex530

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    Does anyone have any plants they want to get rid of? Low tech plants would be best. The U.S only please. [​IMG]
     
    Have i won yet???
     
  9. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    There is a 'WANTED' section Mal.  
     
    http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?/forum/126-wanted/
     
  10. Man of fish

    Man of fish I'm Interested in.... ----|> that

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    I would send some but I don't have any left!! don't do fresh anynore!
     
  11. SeanTrollope

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    get another tank that is smaller so u look at the big tank more and you still get to see the "more to look at" thing
    the femails were fine together and now the one is dead cus i addes a male and the male dident even get involved cuz he is alot smaller than the femails
    My snails eat fish[​IMG]
    ow and by the way othe other femail is perfectly fine
     
  12. Malex530

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    I have 111 views but no replies, ive tried the wanted section. 
     
  13. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    I have 111 views but no replies, ive tried the wanted section. 
     


     
     
    Sorry.  
     
    If you can wait a few months, I might have some java fern, but right now they are 'plantlets'.  I was just pointing out the section, as there may be more views there than in the middle of this thread.
     
  14. the_lock_man

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    Just to add, in my experience, this behaviour isn't exclusive to male mollies. As it goes, I've had more aggressive female mollies than males - including females that would attack males. Mollies are just nasty fish on the whole, so the bigger group size, the better, assuming you have the room in your tank.
     
  15. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    I wouldn't call them 'nasty'. [​IMG]  They were my favorite fish as a kid, and the black mollies still hold a very special place in my heart.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    So there. [​IMG]
     

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