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Old 12-12-2009, 07:12 PM   #1 
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I Left Betta Fish And Went To Mollies

Hey guys! I have just had some bad luck with Bettas recently. I have had 5 deaths in a year. My first betta lasted 2 weeks. I think he was sick. My second betta lasted about 6 months and my 3rd betta lasted 1 week. He has Ick and I had no idea he did when I bought him. My 4th betta lasted for 5 months and he was my favorite. Then, my 5th betta lasted 1 week. I believe he was very weak when I bought him. He was marked as FREE. So, I have switched from Bettas to Mollies. I bought 3 Female Mollies today at my PetSuperMarket and I put them in my filtered, heated, 5 gallon tank. I already feed them and they ate already. They are really active fish too. I have Dalmation Mollies. They eat fish flakes, bloodworms, and Algae. I will miss my bettas! Betta fish are still my favorite fish of all time. It was just so sad today to see sad sick bettas at PetSuperMarket. Well, give me luck with my new fish! So far, so good. I will still come on this Forum a lot and post stuff.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:35 PM   #2 
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Good luck with your mollies!
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:01 PM   #3 
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I hear ya bettaowner. Seems a bunch of us have had bad luck with bettas this year. I am sticking with corys and other kinds of fish for now too. Good luck with your mollies!!
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #4 
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Good luck with your mollies!

Thanks! I will still come on this Forum a lot. My Mollies are all Females and I hope they aren't pregnant. They are all very active
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I hear ya bettaowner. Seems a bunch of us have had bad luck with bettas this year. I am sticking with corys and other kinds of fish for now too. Good luck with your mollies!!
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:04 PM   #6 
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Well, if they ARE pregnant then you'll just have extra mollies.
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bettaowner, what kind of mollies are they? The minumum you are looking at for the smallest variety of molly is 25 gallons. They get a good few inches long. For varieties like the sailfin you will need about a 30g tank at minumum... they grow up ot 6 inches!
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:03 PM   #8 
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They said they're dalmations. If so, that's way too much fish for 5 gallons. Dalmations can reach almost 5 inches each.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:13 PM   #9 
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bettaowner, what kind of mollies are they? The minumum you are looking at for the smallest variety of molly is 25 gallons. They get a good few inches long. For varieties like the sailfin you will need about a 30g tank at minumum... they grow up ot 6 inches!

They are Marble Mollies and they can only get up to 2.5 Inches.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:28 AM   #10 
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Marble's also get to 5 inches. I'm not sure who told you 2.5 but that's not right. Also, they need a minimum of 30 gallons. If you keep them in the five, you could lose them and I'd hate to see you with more deaths. It's no fun.

Here's a link with info on Marbles

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...44&pcatid=2744
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