Too many Mollies

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Too many Mollies

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Hi Forum,

I have 4 female mollies that don't stop having babies, I now have my third tank and I cannot keep on buying more (and maintaining) so many tanks because I have too many fish. What is the advise? I don't know of anyone/place that they buy/rehome Mollies.

There is no male in the tank, they are using stored sperm from before i separated the male from them
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Have you tried gumtree, it costs like £3 to place the ad but you can cover that cost with the sale ?
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I will try that, any other places I can sell them on

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I’m not quite sure, there’s other places like preloved or even Facebook, I’m not on it but I assume you’d be able to sell fish on there?
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Apistogramma Hongsloi (Basil & Bertha), Ember Tetras, Sulawesi & Nerite snail, Pygmy Cory & fry (C Hastatus), Oto’s, emerald eyes, 2 Honey Gouramis (Sam & Dean), Ghost Shrimp & not forgetting the 3 orphaned mosquito raspboras
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Betta Splendens (Kung Fu Bob), Nerite snail, Salt & Pepper Pygmy Cory
100l (I think.....)
2 Fancy Goldfish (2 Ronnie’s) & their 2 snail friends, Woody & Buzz

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The good thing about livebearers is that they regulate their own population so they won’t overstock a tank. That might not be good enough if there’s other species in with them, but if you gave them a tank of their own their population would increase up to the capacity of the system and then stabilise (fewer fry, adults dying younger, etc).

Or if you remove all the fry, they’ll stop producing them after a few months.
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I have platty, mollys and guppies. Which could be the problem. I will try to get some shifted on your recommended sites. Thanks

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get to 10 posts and advertise here as well.

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MazDaz01 wrote: I have platty, mollys and guppies. Which could be the problem. I will try to get some shifted on your recommended sites. Thanks
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Have you tried your LFS? My has all my platy and gubby fry and if they are a reasonable size they even give me a bit of credit... I have a fry tank where I keep them for a couple of months... I typically get more if I swap the fry for fish but usually get filter media, etc.

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You could always try ebay, however price them out of the feeder fish range.

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