Back in November of 2009, Gillian wanted to get some fish. So we went a head and got some Mollies. However, at the time we was unaware on how many babies these things can have at one time… The one Gillian picked out looked like she was pregnant. Needless to say she was, and within about 3 weeks of having her she began to give birth.

Mollies, have live babies, all of a sudden we seen a baby fish swimming around. This was super cool. So I started reading up on these fish and come to find out they have have hundreds and they have them every month once pregnant. So every 4 weeks or so we was getting more and more baby fries.

I was hoping they would get ate, by the other fish but NOPE. So now we have a 10 gallon fish tank with 4 fish, 2 mollies, and 2 other ones that start with a p I forget, and a ton of baby mollies. This calls for a disaster. First our black mollie ended up dying then, one of the p fish died, then shortly after that the mom mollie died.

This left us with a ton of baby mollies, and one of the p fish, which Gillian named Bobbie for Bobbie Flay, we love the food network. Well, the tank was not getting bigger and the fish was going crazy so I had to do something. We tried giving some away, no one wanted them…

So I told Gillian to pick 2 and of course the one still living from last November, the rest I was ditching. I have already unloaded a ton to the cat a few months prior. Well, we decided to throw them in the kiddie pool out side, and let nature take its course. I was thinking the raccoons would come eat them. However, it has been 2 weeks and no such luck. Those fish are still ALIVE, and we have not been feeding them.

According to Petco the water for these fish should range from 72 degrees to 82 degrees. I assure you the pool water is A LOT hotter then 82 degrees, we have been having temps of 107 with heat index of 131 and these fish act like they are LOVING IT.

Molly Fish

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. Jennifer says:

    Growing up we had guppies, and same thing in no time at all you have a lot of fish. It was a fun experience though always seeing new babies.

  2. Oh my that is a lot of fish!

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