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I would suggest putting a sponge filter in there and getting a gang valve (to adjust the strength). Put it on low and raise it as they get older. As they grow up, have the sponge filter on full blast. This way, they'll have strong caudal muscles and will hold their tails high and proud. I learned this with guppies. If you do with with guppies, the males that have super long fins will have them fully splayed out and won't act like their tails are too heavy to hold.

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I dont have a filter on it, so ive been doing water changes. They seem to be doing ok with that so far
Fingers crossed.

Ill upload some more pics today or over the weekend

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considering I'm the one getting them if you can't get a sponge filter by the first I could always send one to you by then. When I get them they come in bulk so I always have extras.

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Thank you for offering :) but its, im going to see what they have next time i go to petco or petsmart

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Update:

So the fry are a week and a day old today I still have all 13 at the moment. But I unfortunately might loose one of them. This one can still move its tail and move around but it cant really move much. Its not because of sickness as far as I can see, I think he just didn't end up finding food, he looks really skinny compared to the other fry. But after taking them all out to intpect them which I cant do in their container, I gave every one some BBS in that cup so hopefully he actually eat something and he will make it.
Just in case so I can keep an eye on him and make sure he has easy access to food I put my breeder net box on the side of their container and put him in. Fingers crossed that he will pull through.
I also put one other one in there since it seemed like that one, although he could swim well enough tended to be at the bottom. He swims around but stays at the very bottom of the tank. So hopefully close monitoring and easy access to food will help him quickly recover.
Other then that the other 11 are doing well and happily swimming around

Color wise, as far as I can tell for now I have
2 greys (possibly dolmations)
2 clear
9 black

Im really interested to see what their coloration turns out to be.

I also took some more photos. They aren't the best since of coarse I decided to take them at 10:00 at night when the lighting isn't great. Also excuse the flakes stuck to the outside of the cup in the photos.
Ill try and find a good clear container so I can get some good side shots of them.

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I'm so glad to see they are getting along so good. And you can be sure when they get here I'll be posting lots of pictures of them so you can see how they grow up. Right now I just have gold dust mollies in there as that is all we have in my area.

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I love gold dusts :) as far as i now we dont' have any around here
Im excited for pics of them growing up too

So unfortunetly i lost the two i put in the breeder net. But luckily the other 11 seem active and healthy.
Hopefully im not doing anything wrong.

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Maybe the one at the bottom is just weak or deformed. Survival of the fittest.

I'm expecting several dalmatians (not dalmations or dolmations) and some creamsicles. The blacks are just blacks, but they might have some spots of white as they get older. As for being lyretails, you can tell if they are whenever they reach about several months old. So, AmbiantNight will probably watch them turn into lyretails before you do, Sabina. Whenever you start seeing males become mature is wen the tails will start growing their extensions.

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Thats interesting. I never new that

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So I haven't done a update in a while and since I did/was doing a larger water change on their tank I decided to finally take some more pics.

Today my molly fry are 2 weeks and 3 days old Im currently down to 10 fry and possibly 9 depending on what happens with one of them. Sigh, hopefully this one will get better or at least no more will pass on after this. Fingers crossed.
On a better note here are some updated pic of the little guy. It looks like I should have at least one yellow or orange one. And 1-2 that could be yellow or orange or they could end up being grey.

Oh also sorry the pics aren't great, I was using a temp holding container that's a bit dirty, and for some reason in that room of the house its never bright enough to get good pics.

This pic shows the different colors best, the furthest one back is one of the ones that im not 100% sure of what the color will be. This pic is also the best one I got of the lightest one, I really hope he makes it I cant wait to see how he turns out.
Fry 6.jpg

This one is of one of the black fry, the little clear one decided to join the pic to lol
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This is one of they greyish ones though he looks pretty dark in this photo.
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