My mother in law has this big tank with some mollies, betta (don't ask, keep telling her he's not suitable for the mix she has), neons, clown and pakistani loaches and balloon mollies. One male molly started to really make a nusance of himself when he started terrorising the balloon mollies. He would chase them to the point where they wouldn't come out from hiding even at feeding times and yesterday the poor balloon mollies looked really tiny, their eyes were all popped out
and they had barely any belly anymore. They didn't even look like balloons anymore. She was threatening to catch him and kill him by throwing him out onto the lawn
. Me being ever the hero decided to save the little guy and take him in until I can find him somewhere else to go. I know a few people who keep mollies so hopefully they'll have some space for him.
Last night he came home with me and was introduced to the family. First thing he did was approach Ky. Kyon being the boss definately showed him that he wasn't going to be taking any rubbish in his tank and flared quite impressively at him. Molly boy stood his ground for a second but thought better of it and swam off.
Now for the questions? I can't give him brackish water because I won't be keeping him for more than a few months hopefully and my 30ltr is for another fighter only. Can I just feed him normal tropical flakes? Will he eat things like frozen daphnia etc? Wat temp should his water be? Can he live alone or will he need tank mates to be happy? If I can't put him in the 30ltr for now (I'd rather not as I really want to fishless cycle) will he be ok with my indian almond leaf, tannin rich water?