item: 4032396

Silver Molly

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$2.49
$2.49
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Mountain View
2440 E Charleston Rd
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  • 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
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. 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 Silver Mollies

Common Name
Silver Molly

Scientific Name
Poecilia sphenops species

Family
Poeciliidae

Feeding Habits
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.

Compatibility
Peaceful fish that will sometimes school with their own kind. Females should out number males two to one.

Habitat
Columbia: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

Breeding
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.

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Silver Molly
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Silver Molly is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Addition to My Tank!! I got my female sassy sliver molly, Icicle, a month ago along with a few guppies and 3 other mollies. she loves each fish and all the decorations and plants. My two turquoise guppies follow her around like she owns the tank. My little sister calls them the popular crowd. She's not aggressive at all and is so adorable when she swims. I recommend his fish to anyone with any sized tank and anyone who wants a beautiful hardy fish. :D
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet I loved my silver molly cloud vey much. When I first got her, she was very large and appeared to be "squared" like she was pregnant. I had her for maybe 5 days or a week and all was well. Then one day she was huddling in my log and MUCH less "fat" then I saw my little miracle, a fry. I now have nine fry but... There orphans. Sadly, cloud passed the day she gave birth. The reason I gave 5 stars is because while she did live, she was amazing. I think silver mollies are great fish and friends. I'm sorry if this wasn't that helpful
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from entertaining this fish is so much fun to watch and it is very compatible with other fish like my 2 black mollies and my one dalmation mollie
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Recently purchased this fish to go with my Dalmatian mollies. It is very large and may be pregnant but she is absolutely beautiful. She is peaceful with my other community fish and mostly keeps to herself. She is an amazing fish and I highly recommend them.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I recently added two males to my community tank. I would have liked at least three males, but I need to watch my bio-load. They are very cool fish to watch. VERY active and not shy at all. Their social attitude reminds me of male Betta fish. The males get along fairly-well. Every once in awhile I'll catch them chasing each other briefly. They leave all of the other fish alone (8 glo-lite tetras and 4 peppered corys). They look fantastic- I have a darker tank (black sandy substrate, dark green silk plants, black background and low UV lighting) Very hearty appetites. These guys can eat. They eat from the surface and pick at any food that falls to the bottom. They can get on the large size (3")- so make sure you have plenty of swimming room in your tank. I keep my tank moderately planted.
Date published: 2010-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun fish I love my mollies! I have a Dalmatian, Black and Silver mollies and they all seem to get along good. My silver and Dalmatian are always swimming together and sometimes the black one is too.
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Silver mollies are great fish for beginners. Mine went into a short period of shock when I brought her home. After I fed her a little bit of food she was better. She loves to explore around the tank. Make sure you get a few rock formations or driftwood and some plants for them to play in.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Angel I Named Mine Angel Because I Love Her And She Is Just So Sweet. She Should Be Having Babies Soon! I Am So Exited!!! GET ONE NOW!!!
Date published: 2013-01-11
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