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    Question Case of the evil Molly

    My Friend just got started tanking earlier this year. She got a little 10 gallon with a little fresh water puffer and a couple of mollies. Problem is on of the Mollies is evil incarnate. She started noticing her female molly was starting to loose her dorsal fin, and got really worried when she saw the poor gal got a nice big gash on the side of her face, so she started watching her more closely. Come to find out it was the male Molly and he'd sometimes go after her puffer too. So she took him out of the tank and put him in fishie time out in her QT tank for awhile. Today she tried to put him back and he went on the attack again. She's taken him out again but she doesn't know what to do with him, he can't stay in her QT tank forever, and I've never kept Mollies. So, any of you Molly keepers know what's up? Why is he being such a little demon and how can she get him to stop?

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    I don't know never had a molly like that I have 4 Dalmatian mollies and none of them act like that at all, mine are always hang out together and playing, no aggression ever. if the time out didn't fix it not sure what to do.
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    Maybe add more? Is it just the 2 alone?
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    Molly is not agrsiv fish, primarily.

    I have un had problems with my mollies because this year I had 3 male and 0 she mollies!
    Problem reading:
    Buy she mollies!

    Itīs spring now!

    Mollies are a school fish!
    First school is more than 4 in my world with sex ratios as follows:
    1 male 3 female
    2 he my 7 she
    3 or more he THINK.

    Right now I have 3 male and 7 female and be up and download 3 she more today my Dimond he is still a little needy and I tjrner like money in breeding!

    So my school will contain 3 male and 10 female!
    and a tank which is problem-free agration!
    Aquarium:
    -180 Liter approx. 47.5 Gallon
    Filter:
    -Fluval FX5

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by thelub Click here to enlarge
    Maybe add more? Is it just the 2 alone?
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Majlergaard Click here to enlarge
    Molly is not agrsiv fish, primarily.

    I have un had problems with my mollies because this year I had 3 male and 0 she mollies!
    Problem reading:
    Buy she mollies!

    Itīs spring now!

    Mollies are a school fish!
    First school is more than 4 in my world with sex ratios as follows:
    1 male 3 female
    2 he my 7 she
    3 or more he THINK.

    Right now I have 3 male and 7 female and be up and download 3 she more today my Dimond he is still a little needy and I tjrner like money in breeding!

    So my school will contain 3 male and 10 female!
    and a tank which is problem-free agration!
    She had 2 Balloon Mollies as well but she said they went belly up a few days ago :< Now all she has left in the 10 gal is her Puffer, the female molly, a few platies, and a snail(how it's lived this long with a puffer idk XD ) The evil Male molly is still in the QT tank. I'll let her know about the schooling thing, maybe that'll help. Thanks guys, I'll try to update with more info when I talk to her again.

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    If they recently died it could be her water is bad. And a puffer can be quite mean. I think they need lots of tank or be by themselves.
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    need more female mollys

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    mollies are sometimes eveil

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