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Black Sailfin Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 75-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.5-8.5
Max. Size: 6½"
Color Form: Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Yucatan
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Black Sailfin Molly, is also called the Mexican Sailfin Molly, Giant Sailfin Molly, and sometimes simply the Sailfin Molly, is a very hardy black color variation of the Poecilia latipinna, Sailfin Molly. They are a peaceful fish and prefer hard water. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
The Black Sailfin Molly requires a tank of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. The tall dorsal fin of the male will not develop if adequate room is not provided for him to swim. This species should only share a tank with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with elevated salt levels.
The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Black Sailfin Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a large 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.
The Black Sailfin Molly is omnivorous and requires both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


Black Lyretail Molly
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-7.8
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Farm Raised, Singapore
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Black Lyretail Molly is a hybrid variation of Poecilia latipinna, the Sailfin Molly. The Black Lyretail Molly is black with white highlights on its fins, and has a somewhat lyre-shaped caudal fin. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
The Black Lyretail Molly prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of strong plants such as Java Fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria,and Anubias. They require a good filtration system because of their hearty appetites and resulting waste products. The Black Lyretail Molly is well suited for the community tank because of its peaceful nature, and is compatible with other peaceful, large fish that can withstand similar water conditions.
The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Black Lyretail Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.
The Black Lyretail Molly is omnivorous and that prefers both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.



Black Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-7.8
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Farm Raised, Singapore
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Black Molly is a short-finned hybrid variation of Poecilia latipinna, the Sailfin Molly. The Black Molly is all black in coloration with short fins. They may have patches of a slight gold or silver coloration when a juvenile, but will outgrow this with age. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
The Black Molly prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with plenty of strong plants such as Java Fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria, and Anubias. They require a good filtration system because of their hearty appetites and resulting waste products. The Black Molly is well suited for the community tank because of its peaceful nature, and is compatible with other peaceful, large fish that can withstand similar water conditions.
The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Black Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.
The Black Molly is omnivorous and that prefers both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.



Dalmatian Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-7.8
Max. Size: 4¾"
Color Form: Assorted, Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: east coast of Florida, Gulf of Mexico, North Carolina
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Dalmatian Molly is a hybrid color variation of Poecilia latipinna, the Sailfin Molly. The Dalmatian Molly has a black and white body, and is sometimes referred to as the Marbled Molly or Marbled Sailfin Molly. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater aquarium or a saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
The Dalmatian Molly prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons, densely planted with plenty of strong plants such as Java fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria and Anubias. They require a good filtration system because of their hearty appetites. The Dalmatian Molly is well suited for the community tank because of its peaceful nature, and is compatible with other peaceful, large fish that can withstand hard water. They may pursue their young and the young of the other fish.
The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Dalmatian Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a large 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.
The Dalmatian is omnivorous and requires algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


Platinum Lyretail Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 75-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.5-8.5
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Yucatan
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Platinum Lyretail Molly, also called the Mexican Lyretail Molly, Giant Lyretail Molly, Yucatan Molly, and sometimes simply Lyretail Molly, is a hybrid color variation of the Poecilia velifera, Lyretail Molly. They are a platinum/gold-colored fish that are peaceful and prefer hard water. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.

The Platinum Lyretail Molly requires a tank of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. The tall dorsal fin of the male will not develop if adequate room is not provided for him to swim. This species should only share a tank with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with elevated salt levels.

The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Platinum Lyretail Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The tank should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of your tank will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.

The Platinum Lyretail Molly is omnivorous and requires both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


Balloon Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-7.8
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Black, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: east coast of Florida, Gulf of Mexico, North Carolina
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Balloon Molly is a hybrid variation of Poecilia latipinna,the Sailfin Molly. The Balloon Molly has an arched back and a rounded, large belly.  Color varieties include a combination of black, yellow, and white. These fish also have a large, lyre-shaped caudal fin and an impressive dorsal fin. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater aquarium or a saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.

The Balloon Molly prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons with lots of strong plants such as Java fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria and Anubias. They require a good filtration system because of their hearty appetites. The Balloon Molly is well suited for the community tank because of its peaceful nature, and is compatible with other peaceful, large fish that can withstand similar water conditions. They may pursue their young and the young of other fish.

The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Balloon Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.

The Balloon Molly is omnivorous and requires both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


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Post by Bob on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:15 am

Gold Doubloon Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Black, Gold
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Malaysia
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Gold Doubloon Molly is perfect for hobbyists who love the marbled coloration of the Harlequin Sailfin Molly, but without all the dorsal flair. This variety of the short-finned Poecilia latipinna Molly has an interesting color scheme of black and gold that accentuates its playful and energetic behavior. The colorful and lively Gold Doubloon Molly makes a peaceful addition to most aquariums.

The Gold Doubloon Molly prefers hard, alkaline water conditions and may not thrive in aquariums with acidic or soft water. The Gold Doubloon Molly has the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. Through gradual acclimation, the Gold Doubloon Molly may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.

The Gold Doubloon Molly requires an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. The Gold Doubloon Molly should only share an aquarium with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with elevated salt levels.

The male Gold Doubloon Molly is more slender and has a gonopodium. In contrast, the female Gold Doubloon Molly is more rounded in shape and develops a pregnancy spot. The Gold Doubloon Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of your aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.

The Gold Doubloon Molly is an omnivore that requires both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide the Gold Doubloon Molly an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


Gold Dust Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Gold, Yellow

Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Malaysia
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Gold Dust Molly is perfect for hobbyists who love the Black Molly but want a fish with color. This variety of the short-finned Poecilia sphenops Molly has an interesting color scheme of black and gold that accentuates it's playful and energetic behavior. The colorful and lively Gold Dust Molly makes a peaceful addition to most aquariums.

The Gold Dust Molly prefers hard, alkaline water conditions and may not thrive in aquariums with acidic or soft water. The Gold Dust Molly has the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. Through gradual acclimation, the Gold Dust Molly may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.

The Gold Dust Molly requires an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. The Gold Dust Molly should only share an aquarium with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with elevated salt levels.

The male Gold Dust Molly is more slender and has a gonopodium. In contrast, the female Gold Dust Molly is more rounded in shape and develops a pregnancy spot. The Gold Dust Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of your aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.

The Gold Dust Molly is an omnivore that requires both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide the Gold Dust Molly an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


Golden Sailfin Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin:Asia
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
Add peaceful grace to your home aquarium with these gorgeous Golden Sailfin Mollies. Like other members of the Poecilia genus, this fish is particularly suited for community aquariums with hard water. Known as a peaceful fish, it makes the perfect addition to any community aquarium with tankmates of similar temperament.

Native to fresh and brackish coastal waters of North America, Sailfin Mollies are commonly found in shallow waters along marshes, streams, ponds, and swamps. In the home aquarium, they should be kept in well-planted systems with open swimming areas and plenty of hiding locations among plants for pregnant females.

Distinguishing sexes is fairly easy by sight. Males have genitalia in front of the anal fin and distinctly larger dorsal fins. A livebearing species, females give birth to between 10 and 150 fry after a short gestation period. Once birthed, parents do not care for their young.

Classified as omnivores, feed Sailfin Mollies a diet rich in plant material, including algae wafers. If not fed sufficiently, Sailfin Mollies may turn to your aquatic plants for nourishment, so care needs to be taken with these sometimes voracious eaters. Occasional feedings of frozen mosquito larvae or other aquatic invertebrates is also beneficial.


Harlequin Sailfin Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Black, Gold
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Asia
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
Scatter-speckled with gold, black, and white patches, these Harlequin Sailfin Mollies are sure to dazzle. Like other members of the Poecilia genus, this fish is particularly suited for community aquariums with hard water. Known as a peaceful fish, it makes the perfect addition to any community aquarium with tankmates of similar temperament.

Native to fresh and brackish coastal waters of North America, Sailfin Mollies are commonly found in shallow waters along marshes, streams, ponds, and swamps. In the home aquarium, they should be kept in well-planted systems with open swimming areas and plenty of hiding locations among plants for pregnant females.

Distinguishing sexes is fairly easy by sight. Males have genitalia in front of the anal fin and distinctly larger dorsal fins. A livebearing species, females give birth to between 10 and 150 fry after a short gestation period. Once birthed, parents do not care for their young.

Classified as omnivores, feed Sailfin Mollies a diet rich in plant material, including algae wafers. If not fed sufficiently, Sailfin Mollies may turn to your aquatic plants for nourishment, so care needs to be taken with these sometimes voracious eaters. Occasional feedings of frozen mosquito larvae or other aquatic invertebrates is also beneficial.


Marble Lyretail Molly

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 5"
Color Form: Black, White
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Malaysia
Family: Poeciliidae

overview
The Marble Lyretail Molly, also called the Mexican Lyretail Molly, Giant Lyretail Molly, Yucatan Molly, and sometimes simply Lyretail Molly, is a color variety of the Poecilia sphenops Lyretail Molly. It is a handsome black and white fish that makes a peaceful addition to most aquariums. The Marble Lyretail Molly prefers hard, alkaline water conditions and may not thrive in aquariums with acidic or soft water. The Marble Lyretail Molly has the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. Through gradual acclimation, the Marble Lyretail Molly may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.

The Marble Lyretail Molly requires an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. The tall dorsal fin of the male will not develop if adequate room is not provided for him to swim. Marble Lyretail Molly should only share an aquarium with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with elevated salt levels.

The male Marble Lyretail Molly has a pointed anal fin and a much larger dorsal fin. In contrast, the female Marble Lyretail Molly has a rounded anal fin and a pregnancy spot. The Marble Lyretail Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of your aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.

The Marble Lyretail Molly is omnivorous and requires both meaty foods as well as algae. Provide the Marble Lyretail Molly an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.


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