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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I've heard that Mollies prefer to be in groups, we have one balloon molly in a 10 gallon tank 3 other fish and his behavior has changed lately he seems lonely he's just been less active from what he used to be, I was just wondering would another molly make him feel better and would it be ok if we got another male molly we don't really want a female because we dont want a bunch of babies.
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Yes, Mollies are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of atleast 5(IMO), however I believe it CAN be as low as 3 mollies. But in a 10 gallon, you don't have much more room to give him his school.

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would another male molly be good to keep him company?
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would another male molly be good to keep him company?
It is preferred to keep 2-3 females per male.

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oh gotcha, but we had that with some guppies before and they started having babies like crazy, would that happen with the mollys too?
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The bettas should find the babies nummy.

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