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PostSubject: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime2/10/2011, 2:46 am

I would like some other form of life in with my molly fry so when there are no babies there is at least something in the tank.

My husband wanted African Dwarf Frogs, but they eat fry. Then he said shrimp, they eat fry. Crabs, eat fry. Snails will overrun the tank and I'm not trying to breed them too. lol

Does anyone know anything I can put in there with them that won't decide to snack on my babies?
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PostSubject: Re: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime2/10/2011, 3:05 am

Corydoras work well in fry tanks
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bristlenose plecos.

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PostSubject: Re: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime2/10/2011, 8:33 am

nerite snails do not breed in freshwater and great algae eaters.
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I like the cory idea! They are interesting little fish that would bring some character to my fry tank. :) I'm still open to more ideas though if anyone has any. Thanks everyone! You are all awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime2/10/2011, 1:33 pm

I have 4 of the ghost shrimp in my tank and my platty fry seem to be surviving. I just counted about 6 that were born Tuesday. I don't have regular gravel though. We didn't know to much about fish when we bought my son a tank in Oct. So we have Mexican river rock which are about 2 inches long so it create a lot of caves for them to hide and survive in. I also had the frogs also but sadly they died one by one not sure why so I haven't replaced them since I feel bad. Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime2/12/2011, 1:52 pm

I love the look of the little shrimp and my kids like them a lot too, but we have sand. The babies can't really hide in sand. I think we have decided to get corydoras for the fun personality they will bring to the tank. I'm going to put some live plants in there too.

We are also talking about getting guppies now that our betta has died. :( So there is a good chance we'll have guppy fry in the near future. That will also add a little more life (and color) to the fry tank.

Thanks again for all the help!
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PostSubject: Re: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime2/13/2011, 3:09 pm

I used to keep corys in my fry tanks too. Never had a problem and definitely adds personality to the tank.

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PostSubject: Re: What WON'T eat my molly fry?   What WON'T eat my molly fry? Icon_minitime3/28/2012, 10:19 am

other molly fry of the same size, korey cats, endler's livebearers, otocinclus, and small aquatic frogs.


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if you go with the Cories , remember that they are a schooling fish. I never buy less than a group of 5. just sayin'
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A couple of oto's would work too. I use them in my Betta fry tanks.
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well dont go with cichlids lol.

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