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Black Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

The Black Molly will be better placed in a tank of at least 30 gallons with lots of strong plants such as Java fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria and Anubias. Clear water and regular supplies of vegetables are required for optimum development. Requires both meaty foods as well as algae. A separate well-planted tank is the best place for a female molly to give birth. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a […] Read more »

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Breeding Guppies (Poecilia Reticulata)

Guppies are livebearers, meaning the eggs are fertilized inside the female. After 30 days mom guppies will deliver from 20 to 50 babies completely developed. These transparent miniature guppies will soon swing in search of hidden places, before they can attract unwanted attention from any adult fish in the tank. Other livebearer like mollies, swordtails, platys, including fellow guppies and their own mother will celebrate their arrival buy eating them! Talking about scary situations! Once the female is pregnant (and you would not have any doubts by looking at mom’s […] Read more »

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Livebearers: colorful fish with a unique form of reproduction.

Livebearers have evolved a unique form of reproduction among fish: they give live birth instead of laying eggs. Fertilized internally, the embryos will take a month to develop before they can be safely released in the water by the mother. Miniature replicas of their parents, it will take up to two to three months for the newly hatched babies to reach adulthood. During this time they are extremely vulnerable to adult livebearers, including their own relatives who will not hesitate to add them to their daily menus – a good […] Read more »

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Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Platies are hardy and colorful fish that make a wonderful addition to the passive community aquarium. Platies are easy to breed, and new color varieties are developed through selective breeding programs. In order to reduce aggression among them it is ideal to maintain a small school of 5 or more fish in the aquarium. A tank of at least 10 gallons that is densely planted with hardy plants like Java Fern and Java Moss is required. It is advisable to move a gravid female into a separate nursery tank for […] Read more »

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Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

Swordtails are livebearers and can give birth to as many as 80 fry at one time. A spawning box is recommended, or if one is not available, dense floating cover should be provided to protect the fry from the adults. Once sex is determined, the males should be separated because swordtails can begin breeding at as young as three months of age. They will sometimes eat fry. Jumpers by nature, be sure to provide an adequate cover over the aquarium. Males can be aggressive toward one another so care should […] Read more »