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I have an 39 gallon tank with 4 mollies 2 tetras and one Angelfish. One of my mollies had babies as I see about 8-10 of them swimming around. My ? is what do I do with them ? Will they survive? is that too many to keep in that size tank? I don't want to lose them but I have one other tank with a betta and really have no room for another in the house. Oh I hate to see anything bad happen to them. Thank you for your help in advance

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Hi Kim

You'll need to put them in a breeder net. The other fish in the tank, especially the Angelfish will eat the babies if you don't get them out of there. A breeder net comes in various colors and hangs inside the tank like the pic I attached here.

Hope this helps, good luck!


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I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.


Many years of personal experience with community tank fish, semi-aggressive fish (Barbs, Tetras, etc), Angels, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids.

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