Does anyone else use salt water mollies?

Kurtis

New member
Joined
Feb 24, 2020
Messages
11
Likes
0
Points
1
Location
Tustin CA
#1
So far they seem super adaptable - they can breed easily, eat algae, pick up food off the sand and are an amazing clean up crew, and are actually quite friendly and trainable. They actually let you pet them!

I haven't seen anyone else using them and I’m actually wondering why?
 

sklywag

Active member
Joined
Oct 30, 2009
Messages
1,235
Likes
19
Points
38
#2
Haven’t been on for a while. Anyway. Most like to keep their tanks salt only. Mollies are actually brackish and tolerate some levels of salt but after a while they’ll tend to whither away for lack of a better term. I had a few for a short term years ago. Also being a community fish, more aggressive fish like wrasses and blennies tend to harass them into stress.
Scats are another adaptable fish that is also a good algae eater and actually does well in full salt tanks.
Besides when you have the right cleanup crew oddities like Mollies aren’t needed. I’ve always thought Nerite snails were the creme dela creme of the cleanup crew. They tend to crawl out of the tank if not sealed. Today’s open top tanks are to keep them inside.

To another topic. People complain this site is nothing more than a sales site. They ought to be more involved instead of letting questions and posts like this go unanswered. Guess it’s easier to rant than solve the problem.
 

sbandcb

Active member
Joined
Jan 17, 2010
Messages
1,035
Likes
11
Points
38
Location
San Gabriel
#3
I was at Tongs last weekend and they had a black and white striped fish in one of their saltwater tanks. I didn’t recognize it and the employee told me it was a freshwater fish someone brought to them that had adapted it to saltwater. It looked similar to a damsel. Pretty cool looking fish. Anyone know what kind it might be?
 

Kurtis

New member
Joined
Feb 24, 2020
Messages
11
Likes
0
Points
1
Location
Tustin CA
#9
Haven’t been on for a while. Anyway. Most like to keep their tanks salt only. Mollies are actually brackish and tolerate some levels of salt but after a while they’ll tend to whither away for lack of a better term. I had a few for a short term years ago. Also being a community fish, more aggressive fish like wrasses and blennies tend to harass them into stress.
Scats are another adaptable fish that is also a good algae eater and actually does well in full salt tanks.
Besides when you have the right cleanup crew oddities like Mollies aren’t needed. I’ve always thought Nerite snails were the creme dela creme of the cleanup crew. They tend to crawl out of the tank if not sealed. Today’s open top tanks are to keep them inside.

To another topic. People complain this site is nothing more than a sales site. They ought to be more involved instead of letting questions and posts like this go unanswered. Guess it’s easier to rant than solve the problem.
Woah that's super informational! Thanks so much! My cousin has a wrasse and some blennies and I never would have thought that they were aggressive fishes, that's probably why they're in separate tanks as well lol. I haven't really explored this site yet but it seems that the answers I get for my posts seem very informational and I have to just thank everyone for that.
 

Kurtis

New member
Joined
Feb 24, 2020
Messages
11
Likes
0
Points
1
Location
Tustin CA
#10
I was at Tongs last weekend and they had a black and white striped fish in one of their saltwater tanks. I didn’t recognize it and the employee told me it was a freshwater fish someone brought to them that had adapted it to saltwater. It looked similar to a damsel. Pretty cool looking fish. Anyone know what kind it might be?
I'm not too sure, it may be a mollie seeing the description of it. If you're at tongs maybe take a picture of it. I actually go to tongs often, pretty cool place to go to
 
Top