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Dalmation Mollies

Just wanted to make this thread to find out more about my newest, and now favourite fish. I am really impressed with these healthy specimens i got, i picked 4 out especially and they're in excellent condition in my brackish aquarium.

Just wanted to find out if anyone has had any past experiences with them and what they like/dislike and other things of interest. Also possible further tank mates. They seem to get along well with the purple spotted goby as long as he has his room.
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My only problem with them is how easily they breed! For a while, I was getting about 40-50 fry that would survive in a community tank with other fish that would certainly get some "snacks". All told, I raised about 400 fry that luckily my LFS was taking from me for some small credit.
A single killie in my tank seemed to "alleviate" that situation and made for a fat killie

Short of that, they can get a bit more aggressive than other livebearers I've kept. But, they do have a beneficial tendancy of eating some algae if they are not overfeed and sometime, they skim the surface breaking up any film that may or may not have developed.

The other nifty behaviour is that they can be adapted to a complete saltwater environment, which I did for one batch just to see for myself if I could. They survived just fine, and I actually switched about half back to complete/low low salt freshwater and all are about 8 months old now.

The ones I left as near full salt went to a store, and I hear they are a decent "cycle" fish for a saltwater tank as well as fresh and brackish. Very hardy fish indeed.


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Id heard about their flexibility in certain types of water which added to my liking of them. They just seem like the perfect fish for many types of aquarist. They're active, eat easily, cycle well, can be put in any water, breed well. The list goes on and on. These Dalmations have awesome color too, silver and black. Il try get some pics of them soon.

Thanks for the great info!
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