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A lot of the mollie fish care sites say 20 gallon minimum, BTW.
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OK so we've established not mollies. If a bigger tank......platys or guppys??

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What size are you thinking of?
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Iv got a tank that is 50l im refurbing

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That would be about 13gal......if you want lots of color and movement....guppies, at least a trio-2-females and 1-male and soon you will have lots of guppy fry....add a Betta in with them and they will help a little with population control...not much....but a little...usually less than what the female guppies will eat...they are limited on the size they can eat and the guppies are much faster than a male Betta especially with more space....harder for them to corner the fry.......

I keep lots of guppies- longtail fancy type with my Bettas and have never had any issues with the Bettas confusing species or thinking the guppy was a Betta due to their fins....this is often the other way around in some cases...in that the guppies nip the long fin Betta...especially when kept in the wrong size tank....this is usually when you will have problems....but this is usually with any species......

Platies are also a really nice livebearer that come in lots of different colors.......

You also have Endlers that are really colorful and fun to keep
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Thanks :) Uv been very helpful. I'll have to keep an eye out for a bigger tank to do up for the mollies

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Agreed about the guppies. I have ywo 'leftover' females in with one of my boys and they don't interact at all except at feeding time..

It's actually rather funny that they clamour and jump and bump eachother out of the way at feeding time.
I will say that some female guppies get very....cranky as they age. I haven't had any real fighting though.

Guppies are among my favourite fish for a lot of reasons..I think you'll really enjoy them AND the babies!

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I know for a fact that my mollies are thriving.

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For years, I have kept smaller types of mollies in a 20 gallon all female betta tank. I have never tried keeping mollies with male bettas, but I don't think it would be a good idea to put a fully grown sailfin male molly and a male betta in a 10 gallon tank together.
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For years, I have kept smaller types of mollies in a 20 gallon all female betta tank. I have never tried keeping mollies with male bettas, but I don't think it would be a good idea to put a fully grown sailfin male molly and a male betta in a 10 gallon tank together.
So it is okay to put a small molly in there right? If it were a female.

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