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Acclimating Mollies to Saltwater

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Nope, they're completely reef safe.

That's sick!

 

I was reading this thread and I wasn't sure if I read it right but was the best survival rate is minenimal drip method ? Or just dropping them in the tank?

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That's sick!

 

I was reading this thread and I wasn't sure if I read it right but was the best survival rate is minenimal drip method ? Or just dropping them in the tank?

I had my first casualties with the drop method, so it looks like a quick drip is what they may need (like maybe 4-8 hours or so)

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I had a molly in my tank ONCE. Wife wanted it. So I dripped it for like 5 hours. It lasted awhile until I got rid of it. Boring fish. haha

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I had a molly in my tank ONCE. Wife wanted it. So I dripped it for like 5 hours. It lasted awhile until I got rid of it. Boring fish. haha

So fancy tail gupies will take full reef settings?

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So fancy tail gupies will take full reef settings?

 

I had a lyre tail. People feed certain fish gupies. And I've seen them last in tanks for over a week before eaten. But I've never kept them longterm in saltwater.

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I had a lyre tail. People feed certain fish gupies. And I've seen them last in tanks for over a week before eaten. But I've never kept them longterm in saltwater.

I would love to try it on my edge but i wouldnt want to kill a fish my lfs sells them for 10bucks so not cheap

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I would love to try it on my edge but i wouldnt want to kill a fish my lfs sells them for 10bucks so not cheap

 

$10?! where do you live? Antarctica? They are like $3 at most here.

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I live in Cali the golden state

 

People always say stuff is more expensive there but dang. Have you tried Petco or Petsmart?

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People always say stuff is more expensive there but dang. Have you tried Petco or Petsmart?

No I heard horror storys from those places so I dont support big stores just regular mom and pops shops

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I had my first casualties with the drop method, so it looks like a quick drip is what they may need (like maybe 4-8 hours or so)

 

i kind of wont to try this on my tank , but i dont wont to risk killing a

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i kind of wont to try this on my tank , but i dont wont to risk killing a

I would just drip them then. Keep an eye on them every couple of hours and if they look stressed, hold them at that salinity and wait til they calm down and start again.

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Are there any common larger brackish fish that might be interesting for like a 110 gallon reef?

 

I think Monos too, I know they are full marine later in life. They are veyr much on the large size in my opnion. I also know Dragon Gobies can go full marine. (I have one in freshwater and he is nearing 18-20 inches.)

 

Bull Sharks and Greenland sharks can be fresh/brackish/marine. ;) If you put those in the tank we will require pictures.

 

On the smaller side I know Bumble Bee gobies can as well. I keep thinking I am going to try them but I just don't have a container to drip acclimate them.

 

This makes me wonder if knight gobies could be aclimated to marine. American Flag Fish would be another one that would be great if it can be acclimated, those guys are great hair algae eaters.

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Well after a 3 hour drip acclimation and putting the little guy in the tank he has been just fine since I put him in there on the 16th

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Here ya go. I was mainly shooting my domino but you can see my molly. Still going strong after the dump/no acclimation.

 

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So turns out the molly I got was a female.. It was also pregnant! I have 8/9 babies in their own tank.

 

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Does anyone have suggestions on what I should be feeding them? They munch on the chaeto in their tank and the pick at the sponge which has some algae on it. There are 11 in total (born 11/26)

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Might read up on breeding livebearing fish. Most of what they eat is micro stuff and rather hard to find starter cultures of. Grendal worms, banna worms, viningar eels.

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They like cyclopese

The powdered works fine. Don't over feed or it will pollute the water..

Good luck.

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