How to Keep Mollies: Beginner Aquarium Fish, Species Sunday

How to Keep Mollies: Beginner Aquarium Fish, Species Sunday

What”s up fish tank people?, bringing it to you on a Sunday, how is everybody doing today? Hope
you had an awesome week, I know I did. Wrapped up February with a real good style. Did the
FREE Iron Friday, a lot of people were loving that, I am excited about that, great feedback,
a lot of good orders. I really appreciate yours, go figure I do a sale on something
where I throw in something that is a liquid for free when the temperature is about to
go to completely freezing. We are going to have fun with that, I am going to be shipping
stuff out this week. With the snow or not, we’ll get it to you. Unless you are in some
crazy place where you are getting ridiculous amounts of snow. Then we are not going to
ship your plants, but we’ll call you and we will talk about all that good stuff.
So what’s going on? Let’s here. It is Sunday, I got a great species for you, I got a couple
of other tanks to show you besides this bad boy too. We got to talk about the Newport
Aquarium happening on March 15th. I am so excited about it, I could barely speak. I
will take a step back for a second. If you were to ask Dustin at the age of twelve “What
would you want to do with the rest of your life?”, I would say I am doing that now. I
didn’t know I would be doing videos for this, but like playing with aquariums and my own
stuff, and fertilizers, and my tanks and all that. I actually remember having that thought
at like a young age, so thank you everybody here for watching this, enjoying it, letting
me do crazy stuff on camera. I am having a riot. So with the riot in my mind, and my
brain, the craziness that is about to happen. I want to talk about the Newport Aquarium
and just a quick conversation I had with the guy. This is how sweet it is going to be.
Shocker, the guy Jeff who is going to be on camera hopefully tomorrow. I am going up there
tomorrow weather permitting . On the phone with him he was like: “What do you need?”,
what I am thinking moving an aquarium sucks, right? I mean we have all done it. It sucks.
Moving this thing sucks. I am well like well “Well when it felt before for to use like,
I got two sixty five talls”, because I got a couple of forty gallons, I got this six
foot by six foot square tank that we have been itching to set up and all that. He was
like “How much water do you need”, Oh my god, I don’t know…three hundred gallons. I got
a five hundred gallon tub we can bring up the elevator, you will have it right there.
Holy cow, so just like the scope of the resources that I have available working with aquarium
to do crazy stuff is just super exciting for me. Then be like “Yes, we got this, we got
that. I am not promising on decking out a six by six tank”.That’s on down. They brought
it up, I am going to try and push it on and see what we can do. But that’s a big old tank
to try to aquascape, that’s a beautiful tank to get rolling quick, so I got to my work
my time with them on that. Details on the event, let’s see here. I am
going to be there four hours. Basically eleven to whatever and then setting up and tearing
down. I mean just come folks, I am going to be there the whole time. I got the room officially
from eleven to three. If you want to buy tickets call 8598151423. The promo code is fishtank.
There is going to be a link online where you can do that yourself. Unless you can’t make
this event, you can still get discounted tickets like ways from now. You can use the promo
code “fishtan”, not “fishtank” because they only allow seven characters. But that will
get you discounted tickets moving forward. If you are watching this in 2032 you can still
get a discount from me, because I love you, because I am trying to share and get you up
there to the Newport Aquarium. That’s exciting, I talked about three hour Friday, that was
a blast, people blast me with that. I have also got some premium content roll out that
I am really excited about. I got solar fish and I got gold fish. I have had a lot of people
sign up for. Look you get some exclusive stuff, I am still going to keep doing the YouTube
channel, like I have been 835 videos that’s all free, that’s all going to stay there forever.
I do have some clearing stuff that people want to work with me more closely, get more
attention, talk on the phone, look at your tanks – that is awesome. You know figure out
the problems there’s only so many e-mails I can answer today. Some of you people are
relentless. I get like one a day. So this separates it out, I got the silver fish, they
get taken care of, I got the gold fish. Having some technical things, connecting some stuff
you do get 10% off plants up to 25% off connecting the systems with my new CRM “Boom goldfish!
Boom sold fish! Boom platinum content right to your face!”. I am real jacked about that,
check it out. If it’s not for you, then it is not for you. That’s fine, it makes no difference.
Keep watching the videos, we’ll keep rolling. I want you to share that though, because I
think it’s bad ass and by the way I am driving to Newport tomorrow, so if you signup and
you say “Let’s talk tomorrow morning” which I know Monday mornings are tough for people
because they are working, but I will call you up “YO What’s up? How’s your tank doing?
it would be great! I would love doing that! It is so much fun.
So that is the kind of value I am trying to bring you; speaking of value it is Species
Sunday! This is going to be a sick video because I have got a sick species and some more tanks.
I want to tank today about Mollies, I am still not going to edit it and put in the video.
I am just going to do it like this, if you can’t see this picture something is wrong
with you. It’s a Molly, okay? I haven’t kept Mollies in forever, so I want your help on
Mollies. I know they are from the Mexico area, and central America black Molly, it’s a male
with a straight anal fin, the females have like a fan down. Mollies are easy to breed
like Live Bearers, they like a little bit of salt. The recommendations, they say, are
one tea spoon of salt per five gallons to start. I know people that have kept them in
straight up reef type set ups, but I haven’t ever actually done it. I do know they like
real salt, can handle little breakage. The male to female ratio show the men are horny
bastards. There is one male to three or four female, because they relentlessly chase them
around like drunk eighteen year old boys in a bar, just chasing the females around. Get
them a lot of females. They eat their young! My boy Brock Perkins back in the day, he had
some Mollies, and it pissed me off by the way because when I was growing up a couple
of my friends always would get fish and their fish would breed instantly. I had like five
tanks and my boy would set up a Molly tank and boom he had babies. My boy Roo would set
up a covict cichlid tank and boom he had babies. Why!? I am the fish dude here.
Anyway, they do tend to eat their young. I would say get the parents the heck out of
dodge. I am a huge a fan of Java moss for these suckers. Floating things are probably
better for that, but get the parents out. They come in a lot of sick, sweet varieties
– silver, Balloon , lyretail, orange ones. I would love to know the kind of species you
got. My man Chris who actually the dirty tank contest, he is keeping some sailfin Mollies.
I actually get a lot of them. It’s one of those I would like to go to one of those live
bearers conventions. If anyone has ever been to one of those let me know, drop me a note
in here, to check them out, because they seem pretty cool, but I want to know what you know
about Mollies because I think they are pretty dull. Beginner species, haven’t talked about.
I haven’t kept them and I like to talk about the species that I have kept. But yes, tell
me what you know about Mollies, let me show you some fun stuff I got going on. Are you
ready for some extra stuff, some more stuff, some more love from D on this beautiful Sunday?
Coming at you! Got this rolling here with a 220. We got a
little something going on over here. It’s my little secret. This is a tank that I basically
just pounded with a lot of fertilizers and CO2. It’s outside the scope of video, but
I actually had this sitting around, I had a six gangway thing CO2 regulator with a solinoid.
I am real pumped about that, had that just sitting around, I found it. So bulk that sucker
up. I am smoking the CO2 on this thing. I am actually running the lights over this half
down, so the light can get down deeper. Because if it is full of water, the light will not
penetrate the water as deeply. People have asked me all the time about this, so I am
just going to say it. I am not going to drop the name of the brand that did this, but I
got two strips here. I got one strip of three strip LED-s, in front I got the two standard
just regular role T8-s. These are the T8-s when I turn the T8-s off. There is the LED
lighting. If I turn the T8-s back on and I turn the LED-s off. That is what it looks
like. I like to look at that more than I do the look of this. That’s my opinion, I don’t
know how the plants react to it, so I am just giving my two second opinion on it. I know
people are all about LED-s and if you got a brand and everything. I
am not just convinced for this particular
thing that I have seen. Anyway I wanted to show this tank, it gets crushed with fertilizers,
I have got the purple plants I am saving for my people, my ginger and some other people
that are coming to Cincinnati who have already signed up. I am looking forward to meeting
you. I got more, I’ve got crypt Usteriana, look
at this! Beautiful plant! I got this, loving it, just sick plants. Then I got something
on the facebook’s fan page dustinsfishtanks on facebook. You can check this out right
here, how about a little flame moss and little ten gallon. I can’t get the camera too low
because I am holding it with a tripod, but I will go over it. We have got a bunch of
cherry shrimp in there, I am trying to see if the cherry shrimp will eat a little cynobacteria
that I got on that baby tears right there. I am growing trim, I am going to be selling
them on dustinsfishtanks after a bit. You can see one of them down there, but I got
them here with some flame moss. Flame moss is not for sale and yes, I am having some
fun with that. You know what it’s Sunday, it is Species Sunday,
I got to tell you I will take you outside, because I got more. The 125 right here rolling
Peru fish, checker board, whatever, Peru angels, LoachesI am thinking I am getting rid of Diamond
tetra-s. There’s my Apisto as well staring in my face. Where’s my big cory car, there
is an Apisto. But as we roll out here, look at this beautiful day we are having folks.
Wow it’s great! Freezing rain coming at you! Here we go out in the rain, holding the tripod
running to the greenhouse, because Brian and I were out here yesterday all crazy, all insane.
Look at that mud , it sucks! But looking at here at Dustin’s little Zen paradise.
“I’m on a mission that niggas say is impossible But when I swing my swords they all choppable
I be the body dropper, the heartbeat stopper” Little GZA for you, if you are Wu tang fans.
Gotta show the greenhouse, Brian cleaned it up. Wisteria, Anubias, got some Madagascar
Lace in your face we got some Ludwigia, we got the Crypt Usteriana on sale on dustinsfishtanks,
Bry cleaned this bad boy up. Shut back the whole thing, I got a leak in the roof, but
that’s fine. I am rolling and i am rolling! I got big swords, liquid swords for you if
you will. Got a bunch of babies over there, but I am only showing you three the tanks,
because the other ones are funk looking. They got all kinds of algae, but I know that’s
what I am doing. I am firing up, I am caffeinated, my kids aren’t around. I get to come out on
my greenhouse in frolic even on a rainy day. So I am real excited about that, I hope you
are excited, I hope you and your tanks are having a great time. Come seem March 15th
folks, I will hug you, I will love you! Some of you are already signed up, I am really
excited! So that’s what I am doing. Make it a great week and tank on! Later!

100 thoughts on “How to Keep Mollies: Beginner Aquarium Fish, Species Sunday

  1. Love this video! good work Dustin, other fish videos are so dull compared to yours.
    I have three orange mollies with black markings – in freshwater 100litre. They're all very happy without salt, so far! Such nice fish to watch..

  2. Please share any information that you can on Mollies. I have never been able to keep them longer then a month. I had a kissing Gourami for twelve years, my last set of Long Fin Black Shirt Tetras for nine years and many others, Mollies and Platies nope….I did have babies once…the Gourami eat them..all Mollies died within weeks..I am planning my 20 long for Mollies, but I don't know if I should bother…

  3. How would you handle plants in a brackish tank? Would that be a problem for your plants? I know that salt in my garden would be a problem.

  4. I love mollies!!!! Im a beginner and Ive had my first aquarium for two days and today I god a black Molly and he is awesome! Btw is it safe to have two baby female betas in a ten gallon community tank? Plz tell me if u know.

  5. they can and sometimes will breed with guppies.the babies from them can turn out really amazing with colorfulness and finage of the male guppy and the body of the molly with some guppy traits mixed in.

  6. why dont you start breeding guppys and other fish to sell in your account that improve your store immensely 

  7. Nice video.

    Hey it would be really awesome if some of you could stop by my channel.
    It's about Fish!
    Thanks in advance.

  8. Where is the info? All you do is babble on and on about nothing to do with fish! Video about mollies? Where? Not in this vid! Rubbish.

  9. I don't recommend mixing sailfins with regular mollies. The sailfins are a bit more aggressive. So its not a good match. Its doable, but you know.

  10. I love these videos.
    Would you ever consider endorsing a smaller channel?
    I know, douche bag self promotion, but you know.

  11. my molly`s are so horny,eveytime I do a waterchange I always get 9 to 12 babies I don`t know were they hide but my tank is full o mollys,no salt they just keep breeding.But the males are just chasing the girls,I have some gold platy`s and the mollys don`t touch them but my tank is ull of molly`s.

  12. Just so everyone knows Mollys are a brackish water fish. Basically you can have them in fresh, brackish or even full saltwater. People use them to inexpensively cycle their tank.

  13. What's up Fishtank People? I am doing a bunch of
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  14. I had a pair of mollies, the female got pregnant, had 27 fry. I had to isolate the female after she gave birth because she was weak, for a full week. When she was moving normal again, I placed her back in community tank the male started to harass her again with his gonopodium, and she was sniping back at him. A couple days later the male died, and a couple days later the female died. Now got orphan fry.

  15. What a waste of time watching this. I'm looking for info for mollies, it seems the guy doesn't know anything about molly.

  16. i have 2 silver mollies (male and female), 2 female orange mollies, and 2 black mollies (male and female). I have one problem and was wondering if maybe you had a solution. My silver male molly constantly attacks my black male and female mollies but is fine with the other mollies. I tried taking out the silver male molly and the tank was very peaceful for that day, the next day i put him back in and sure enough he was back attacking my male and female black mollies. I'm not sure if there is a solution beside taking the silver male out, but I will if i have to.

  17. I've got my black mollies in a full salt (beginner reef).. Just bought them..put them in a bucket and let it fill up using the drip method over night!

    always had 100% survivor's

  18. My molly just had babies and there is about 15 yellow balls I think these are on fertilized eggs because I now they are live barres and that's why I am confused

  19. My cat loves this video. He recognized the mollies. Wish I could show you the picture of him stalking you!

  20. What the fuck is this shit. People come to this video to LEARN about molly's and you take five minutes to get to the point and when you do you say they like the water that has some salt in it and say hey can you guys tell me about molly's The reasoning of this video should be Just about molly's or at least Start the video with the information on molly's

  21. Good videos wish I was in America to get all this free stuff people give away all the uk you tubers are creepy old men

  22. would subscribe but your just idk weird way to energetic maybe try and imitate KING of DIY his videos are legendary in quality

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  37. 5:02 is where the video starts. You DO NOT have to “pay me a like.” If you want you could reply and say thank you though. You don’t have to say thanks to me though, my life would probably be the same if you did lol.

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