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Sorry for the inactivity, Tumblr is being awful. I’m not getting notifications, can’t view notes on my posts, and it’s very very slow >:l

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water-spots:

Rebagel if u slorp siphons

slorp shamers do not interact

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I keep getting reblogs/comments on my posts trying to sell me drugs. Why.

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Me: *dumps Marimo Moss Balls into tank*

Me: Aquascaping™

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letsgetsalty:

All clownfish……. start their lives………… as smol bois………

Why does this have thirty notes I don’t understand

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All clownfish……. start their lives………… as smol bois………

Hey Fishblr!

ddwfr:

What’s everyone’s name? I interact with you guys all the time but I only know the name of maybe two of you. Reblog this and put your name in the tags!

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I hope you don't mind me asking, but I thought you might have an answer since your mollies seem very happy and healthy. I got a fish tank and supplies as a Christmas gift- the tank I received was too small but I got a 10 gallon one myself. Did the planting, water cycling, all of that, and got two mollies (along with two much smaller fish). I was told this was fine at the pet store, but now I'm finding out mollies breed fast, and I accidentally got one male and one female. This never showed (1/)(2/) up in my research beforehand, only stuff about how they are a fairly simple fish to take care of. 10 gallons is the maximum tank size my college allows, and I’m not sure I could handle a bigger one anyway. What I’m saying is I have no idea what I would do with fry, and I’m really concerned about it. I want to take good care of my fish, but wasn’t expecting the possibility of ending up with more. Do you have any ideas what I should do? I could take back the male, but if I get fry anyway,
(3/3) I don’t know what to do with them. Or should I leave my tank at home with my mom, so we can get a bigger one when we need it? She loves fish so I’m sure she’d take good care of them, but I don’t want to put a lot of stress and work on her. Basically I’m just really worried about ending up with too many fish in a tank too small for them and having them be miserable. Is there a way to avoid this, or is this just something I’d encounter with mollies no matter what?

Hi! As long as you have a male and a female, it’s likely they’re going to breed. They don’t breed incredibly fast – they’ll usually have fry once every month or two, in batches of anywhere from five to twenty, maybe even more.
You seem to be kinda like me where you want to save every single fish haha. Unfortunately, mollies have a lot of babies because many of them won’t make it to adulthood. Most people just leave the fry in the tank, and let nature have its way. The healthiest/luckiest survive, which is often just a couple.
That’s probably what I’d do in your situation. When your fish have fry just leave them loose in the tank. It’s sad to lose the babies, but’s it’s kinda how it works.
If you do want to raise them, I think your tank would be big enough at least for awhile. If you look through my Molly or fry tag you’ll find my baby girl. She’s a juvenile Dalmatian Molly that was born back around June, so that could give you an idea how fast they grow!
And if you want to avoid fry all together you could look at your pet store’s return policy and maybe get a female or two instead.

I love how much you’re looking out for your fish! Good luck!

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[cw for talk of animal death]

The mollies didn’t make it :c

They died within an hour of being put in the tank, which is by far the fastest I’ve ever had a fish die.

I tested my water levels and they’re fine. I acclimated them for a standard amount of time. After examining the mollies some it looks like they had internal parasites – their stomachs were sunken and they were really thin. I don’t know if putting them in salt might’ve hurt the parasites and in turn the fish? But in that condition I’m not really surprised they didn’t survive.

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So I got a nice three gallon tank for Christmas! I’m looking to get some bee shrimp for it. Anyone have experience with them? Any advice on where to get them, what substrate, plants, etc.? 😮

Any suggestions for easy fresh water plants, too!

Wisteria is pretty forgiving and good looking, it can provide good cover for shrimp

If by bee shrimp you mean the Caridina species, I’m not sure that’s really a beginner species because they require sort of specific water conditions

You probably want a darker substrate to bring out their colours, fine gravel works pretty well or something like amazonia or fluval shrimp substrate looks good and generally is also great for growing plants, but those are more on the expensive side of substrate

Thanks, that’s really helpful!

I’m looking at Caridina, yeah. We’ve kept freshwater tanks since I was little so my mom’s pretty experienced in that and has been helping me, and both of us have been keeping reeftanks for the past several years. I haven’t done a whole lot with fresh water so I’ve been reading up on that and the specifics- product brands, TDS and GH levels, food, etc- for bee shrimp. Keeping the levels stable in the small tank looks like it’ll be the most difficult part.