Someone told me that you can force freshwater mollies to become salt water fish. Is that even remotely true?
Yes! It’s not really ‘forcing’ them to become saltwater fish- in the wild they naturally move between fresh and salt environments. They have the ability to regulate the amount of salt in their bodies, like salmon or some eels and lampreys.
This means they can thrive in saltwater environments! For some they do even better in it than they do in freshwater. They can grow much bigger in saltwater, too.
My mollies are in my saltwater reeftank! I acclimate them the same as any other fish – thirty minutes of floating and dripping (I try to triple their amount of water in that time) before being poured in a net and put in the tank. The only issue I’ve ever seen with it is that they can take a little bit to adjust to the stronger currents.
Female Molly refusing to mate???
My Molly just absolutely denied a male?? She’s the only female in the tank, there are two males. She’s become very dominant over both of them. One just made an advance, but she bit at him multiple times and chased him off? She was incredibly aggressive, I wish I’d gotten a video. That just seemed like odd behavior? I’ve never heard of them doing that before. She’s mated with them in the past.
My 15% water change just turned into a 50% waterchange! Sometimes if you believe in yourself you can get so much more done!!!
I accidentally siphoned 35% of the tank’s water on to the floor
My gf is exceptionally good at getting as much water into the tank as out of the tank. She works at a LFS and has admitted she does the same thing at work.
Whenever I see this post I think about the adorable lesbian couple we bought my 36 gallon from. They kept bickering with each other while me and my mom broke the tank down – apparently one of them was notorious for making a mess whenever she did ANYTHING with the tank, and the other had been Very Concerned we were going to make a mess too, but her wife kept gesturing at us like “look! No mess!”
Guess who just got a 20 gallon with stand and some equipment for FIVE BUCKS
We have an old pack of triops that I want to hatch but I get so attached and they don’t live long
I love my fish because they don’t discriminate, ya know? They just see me as a large predatory biped.
Why was getting your betta an Ordeal™?
ALRIGHT YALL BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELTS
So. One fine afternoon I decided I wanted to buy the betta I’d looked at a few times at the lfs. I had a tank already set up and cycled, and this girl just kinda stole my heart. So I buy her and take her home, right? She had gone downhill from when I first saw her, and I was prepared for the fact that she might not live. Unfortunately, she passed away that night.
The next day I go back to the pet store to get a return/exchange. They said they’d be getting more bettas the next day, so they write I note down saying that I’ll get an exchange for one of those. I come back again, right as they’re setting the new bettas out, spend awhile looking, then pick one out (Arp!).
But when I go to checkout, they tell me it’s store policy for them to do a water test before giving me an exchange. Fine and dandy, but I didn’t bring one. I’d tested the day before so I tell them my params (0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 5ppm nitrate), and they’re kind enough to take me at my word.
BUT, they didn’t know what any of that meant? They go get a chart to see what the levels I said mean, then tell me that in order to get an exchange my nitrate has to be zero.
Zero???? I tell her it’s a cycled tank, so yes, there’s some nitrate, but she insists it has to be zero. So after a lot of back and forth that I won’t get into, a different cashier tells us we can do the exchange.
BUT BUT, the cheapest bettas they got in were twice what the other was. They told us we’d have to pay the difference even though that’s the cheapest one. We didn’t have time to argue, so we just said whatever and paid it.
So my mom, after driving three one-hour round trips to the pet store, arguing with employees, and paying for a second betta, affectionately named her Trouble!
Your new betta so beautiful!!!!!!
Thank you anon!!! She’s happy you think so!!!!