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has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  chiclidlover on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:57 am

Have been looking at Molly's lately wanted to add a few to my collection was wondering if any one had knowledge on keeping an breeding them?
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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  Amp2020 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:33 am

I've kept many types of mollies in the past but not specifically that kind. IMO all mollies seem to be same, but with different colors. Do you need any advice or suggestions?

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Post  Doxiemom on Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:09 am

Any type of Molly seems to do best in alkaline water, they will be great to add in with your guppies & swords. ALL like the same conditions. A few tsp. of kosher salt (aquarium salt is just kosher salt in a more expensive carton!) seem to keep them thriving! Be careful with the salt if you're a planted tank guy though!! See....now I miss having a livebearer tank! LOL Smile 
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Post  chiclidlover on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:40 am

Yeah amp suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks doxiemom for the advice. Lol didn't want to just get them an drop them. I have some plants in so ill be careful with the salt thanks guys an gals
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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  verbal on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:44 pm

I would start with hobbyist bred stock if possible. It isn't foolproof, but generally is a better chance of getting healthy fish.

Sword tails should be fine with them. I would not keep them with guppies, because they are the same genus. This means that crossing is a risk. It isn't really an anti-hybrid issue as much as they are not likely to be attractive fish. If you are willing to feed ugly offspring to your oscars, then it isn't as much of an issue.

Mollies aren't quite as automatic as guppies in keeping breeding, but healthy adults should give you plenty of offspring if there are hiding places in the tank.

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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  Amp2020 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:49 pm

verbal wrote:  I would not keep them with guppies, because they are the same genus.  This means that crossing is a risk.

I think you meant mollies instead of the word guppies.

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Post  kat12 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:18 pm

Amp2020 wrote:
verbal wrote:  I would not keep them with guppies, because they are the same genus.  This means that crossing is a risk.

I think you meant mollies instead of the word guppies.

No, molly and guppies can hybridize.

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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  Amp2020 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:28 am

Never thought it was possible. Learned something new. Now why haven't I seen any for sale?


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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  Doxiemom on Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:31 am

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. Weird things happen in captivity!
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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  chiclidlover on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:06 pm

Wow learn something new today. Thanks verbal checked the youtube kat12 I kinda like the hybrid look verbal don't think they mind what the feeder looks like its the nutrition that counts Oscars aren't pickier but I picked one Dalmatian an a black plus two more neon tetras one more fish I want its rare waiting maybe ill settle for a clown loch
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Have Kept Dalmation Mollies Before

Post  CalebNmomLuvFish on Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:11 am

I have kept Dalmatians before and reared fry also. As AMP said, they really aren't any different than other mollies. They will breed with most any other molly and can produce some remarkably beautiful & diverse fry. The fry are very hardy & forgiving as you learn about & enjoy their development. Depending on what variety of molly or guppy they breed with, the fry can be a mixed bag of beauty!! I've seen some of the hybrids. If anyone is interested in obtaining a few, I may be able to arrange it. Last year I was offered some of them, as well as some remarkable swordtails. From what I recall, the lady lives in my neck of the woods. Message me if anyone is interested and I'll see if I can reach her.
Best of luck with those Mollies! In my experience, the mothers are remarkable parents. I would advise you  to place the  expectant mother in a separate tank from all others, of course. Doxie had some great advice! Some low, thick plants make great cover for the fry!
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Post  williemcd on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:21 pm

If Ira had access to a PC he'd perk his ears up over the mention of those sword tails... So... I'm responding in his staid... Details on the Swords?  Bill

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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  chiclidlover on Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:08 am

Did a water change an the Dalmatian has spawn with all three females now he's under the sword wagging his tail fin
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Better keep an eye out for possible hybrids then!! :)

Post  CalebNmomLuvFish on Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:20 am

I was just watching this video showing guppy/swordtail fry & thought this might be of interest to you since you mentioned the Dalmation showing interest in the swordtail!! I'm posting a link in case you want to have a look. It's curious, but apparently happens.
Best of luck with all your new little ones!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWBB91FHOgA
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Re: has anyone keep Dalmatian mollys before

Post  chiclidlover on Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:37 pm

Wow he's beautiful favors the sunset Molly a little bit
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