Mollie tank setup
Hey everyone. I have been doing fish for a while now, years ago I had a molly tank that was very good and the fish had lots and lots of fry I even sold fry to the LFS. I didnt know alot about fishkeeping back then and just put tap water in my tank (we were on a well) and made sure the temp was good and there I go. Now fast forward about 15 years. I wanted to have another Molly tank so I did. This time I live in a different state, use treated tap water so I have to treat it again to remove the chlorine, and have alot more knowlege about fishkeeping and I cant keep Mollies alive. Now here I am again in the state I did as a kid and I want mollies again. One LFS told me that mollies are brackish in nature but can survive and thrive in fresh as well as almost pure saltwater. Is this true?
Now if it is true then I can understand why I could keep them and they thrived in my first tank when I was a kid. The tank had untreated well water which would have had higher levels of lime and other natural minerals that would mimic a more brackish tank than the one I tried with City water.
I would like to have 3 or 4 mollies in a 5.5G tank. I know the normal rule of thumb is 1 inch of fish per gallon and 4 mollies are pushing it. Any one done this before and had it work. I am not here to kill fish, so this is why I ask the questions.
Thanks in advance
90G Freshwater tank. DIY sump filtration and auto top off. Home made stand and matching canopy too.
1 Bala shark
1 Opaline Guarami
2 Three spot Guaramis
2 Clown Loaches.