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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Saltwater Mollies?

Has anyone else ever seen these? A new LFS in my area has saltwater mollies that are successfully producing fry in their tank. Apparently the mollies are slowly acclimated to a full salt environment and continue to thrive and breed. The LFS is keeping them to use the fry as feeders. I just thought it was pretty remarkable that mollies can be acclimated to saltwater!

A google search yielded some info on them, but until I saw them in person I never even knew they existed!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 04:37 PM
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mollies are mainly brackish water fish and can be easily acclimated to saltwater.

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My coworker uses mollies in his reef tank to eat algae. When they are done eating he acclimates them back to his freshwater tank. Full salt reef tank no problem.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 06:29 PM
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I used mollies for years in my reef they eat a lot of algae
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