Do mollies need other fish? Choose molly fish tank mates that also enjoy hard, alkaline conditions. This includes other livebearers like guppies and platies, tank raised tetras and barbs, danios, and even african cichlids (so long as they are peaceful species).
Do mollies need salt?
It's their tolerance of salt that led to the myth they require salt to be healthy. That is not true, they don't. That said, they do seem to prefer hard, alkaline water. Your use of cichlid salts to increase the hardness and pH is appropriate. Do mollies breed easily?
Do fish recognize their owners?
Surprisingly, science has found that fish are capable of recognizing their owner's face, even if the owner is standing by the tank with other people. Fish can develop an association between something they like, being fed, with the person who feeds them. Do molly fish like light? While mollies do need some specialized aquarium care, they usually don't require specialized light. However, mollies do benefit from having live plants in their aquarium, and live plants need intense lighting -- and other care -- to thrive.
Do molly fish like hard or soft water?
Preferred Water Chemistry: Hard, basic fresh water to brackish or marine. Mollies are euryhaline, meaning they do well in fresh, brackish, or marine systems, but they do not thrive in soft water. Difficulty: A very hardy fish with one weakness: It requires mineral-rich, high-quality water. Do molly fish give birth all at once? After an average of 30 to 40-day pregnancy, it will take a molly approximately a day to give birth to her fry. Many mollies can actually store sperms for months at a time, fertilizing their eggs themselves every 30 days. They can birth anywhere between 20 and 100 fry at a time.
Do mollies clean the tank?
Indeed, Mollies can help you keep your aquarium free of algae and relatively clean. They do so by picking and eating the algae that naturally grow on the rocks and plants of your aquarium. Do male mollies protect their babies? Mollies belong to a class of fish called livebearers. They don't lay eggs; their young come out swimming. And they are prolific breeders as well. Molly babies get no protection from their parents.