- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 3"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, moderately planted
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Great for beginner aquarists, mollies are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and color patterns. Mollies are peaceful fish that will sometimes school with their own kind. Females should out number males two to one. One of the most fascinating features of mollies is that they are a livebearing species, meaning they give birth to free-swimming offspring.
Learn about Balloon Belly Mollies
Poecilia sphenops species
Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.
Peaceful fish that will sometimes school with their own kind. Females should out number males two to one.
Columbia: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.
The male has a longer pointed dorsal fin, while the females is smaller and rounded. Males also have a gonopodium (underneath the body of the male is one fin that hangs down and what looks like a fin folded up against his body, this is a gonopodium. Where as the female has two fins that hang down). They are livebearers that will produce 20-40 babies at one time and they will eat their young.
Many color and fin variations have been commercially produced over the years by breeders.
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