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You're right, it's not a traditional yolk sac, since it's not actually hanging off of the belly when they're born. Mollies may need to eat sooner than guppies though, so I could be wrong there, but I've always fed my babies on day 2.

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You're right, it's not a traditional yolk sac, since it's not actually hanging off of the belly when they're born. Mollies may need to eat sooner than guppies though, so I could be wrong there, but I've always fed my babies on day 2.
Truth be told these were not a planned spawn and are my first and only successful spawn thus far so I will admit my knowledge is limited to mostly what I have heard from others (looks like you've given me something to research)...
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Let me know what you find. I've only ever separated one drop, otherwise, I add more cover and raise mine in-tank to save myself some water changes.

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Let me know what you find. I've only ever separated one drop, otherwise, I add more cover and raise mine in-tank to save myself some water changes.
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Ok so today I need to do a water change right? how much of the 1g water tank do I change? And do I use water conditioner? prime? aq salt? anything else?
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I have only ever had them in a 10 gallon tank that I did a 50%-75% water change on after week 3. With 1 gallon tanks, I believe, they say to do 75%-100% every 3 days.. My suggestion to you is to do a slow water change (and yes, use Conditioner/Prime whichever is the one that dechlorinates) Take a piece of air hose and use it as a Syphon and a 1 gallon milk jug or ice tea jug filled with water and Stress Coat/Prime/Conditioner (again, whichever is the one that dechlorinates) already added. As the water begins to drain begin pouring the water from the jug slowly into tank until bottle is empty... Make sure the air hose is placed close to the bottom of the tank away from the fry* as you don't want to accidently suck them up....


*(I usually suction cup mine to the size of the tank with the opening facing a corner.)

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I did a 100% water change and their doing fine:)
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I have only ever had them in a 10 gallon tank that I did a 50%-75% water change on after week 3. With 1 gallon tanks, I believe, they say to do 75%-100% every 3 days.. My suggestion to you is to do a slow water change (and yes, use Conditioner/Prime whichever is the one that dechlorinates) Take a piece of air hose and use it as a Syphon and a 1 gallon milk jug or ice tea jug filled with water and Stress Coat/Prime/Conditioner (again, whichever is the one that dechlorinates) already added. As the water begins to drain begin pouring the water from the jug slowly into tank until bottle is empty... Make sure the air hose is placed close to the bottom of the tank away from the fry* as you don't want to accidently suck them up....


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"I did a 100% water change and their doing fine "

Awesome!!!!

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I've found dead this morning on bottom of tank but others are thriving. I'm getting them pellets that's I grounded up
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I've found dead this morning on bottom of tank but others are thriving. I'm getting them pellets that's I grounded up
Sorry to hear, but unfortunately it happens (My clutch was originally 16).. You could also try getting some Daphnia or cooked egg yolk mashed into a paste (I always hard boiled the eggs and then removed the yolk and mashed it with a fork)...
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