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Lyretail Mollies and Telescope Fish?

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I was wondering if anyone has had luck with Telescopes and Mollies. I was hoping to get some lyretails and balloon mollies and I wanna know if I should wait to get my 20 back up and running or if they would be ok with my telescopes. I have never had fancy goldfish and I know that people in the real world have better advice than petco haha. Right now my telescopes are sharing their tank with 3 little feeder fish and there haven't been feeding or nibbling issues. The telescopes are pretty fast and the food gets pushed around with the filter outflow. I plan on possibly getting a ranchu or an oranda. My guys are about 1.5 to 2 inches.

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my advice is I would HOLD OFF until you get the 20 gal up and running............beside having different needs (gold fish and tropicals) mollies are live bearers and the fry would probably be "Snacks"............... :no:

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Nope. Unfortunately, mollies should be kept in brackish conditions.

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What is brackish water? I forgot about the live babies, duhh. I will hold off then. They will go into my 20 as soon as i get it back up and running. Has anyone had ANY fish that go with telescopes?

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Mollies actually are found from full fresh to full salt, and our pet store mollies are bred in full fresh and could care less about being brackish. ;)

They do however push 5 and 6 inches and can get major attitudes if they ever start to feel cramped. Its really up to you, if you ask me, though, they would like to kept at a bit warmer than room temp. :)

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They are actually much healthier and have better immune systems in brackish conditions.

To the OP. Brackish is inbetween salt and freshwater.

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Yay i learned something! Since I plan on getting at least 3 of each lyretail and balloon I will hold off for the 20. So I guess my next question would be should I get a Ranchu or an Oranda...?

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I am not a fan of wens so for me it would be ryukin ................but if you don't mind wens then I would vote for oranda.... :clapping:

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I quite like Orandas and have been looking. It would be named Ponyo! But I think the chubby shortness of the Ranchus are sooo adorable! If I get a bigger tank or pond i'm definitely going to get more Orandas and Ranchus! What is wens? I am pretty new, I just got my first fancies in February (:

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ranchuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!! Oh I love me my ranchus. They're just adorably derpy looking. Great little personalities and you just wanna pinch those chubby cheeks! :rofl

Wens are the bubbles on ranchu/lionhead/oranda/etc.'s head. It's what that growth is called. Orandas and crown pearlscales, for example have more of a cap-style wen generally...like they're wearing a little hat. Ranchus/lionheads/shukins it covers their whole head, giving them the chubby cheeked look. :)

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ranchuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!! Oh I love me my ranchus. They're just adorably derpy looking. Great little personalities and you just wanna pinch those chubby cheeks! :rofl

Wens are the bubbles on ranchu/lionhead/oranda/etc.'s head. It's what that growth is called. Orandas and crown pearlscales, for example have more of a cap-style wen generally...like they're wearing a little hat. Ranchus/lionheads/shukins it covers their whole head, giving them the chubby cheeked look. :)

Ooooh I love your fishies! I was going to get a Moor and then see if I could save up to get a healthy ranchu or oranda from rain gardens. The ones here are sickly and luckily my pandas were able to recover from the terrible conditions.

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