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name
molly(pl.mollies)
Common Names
Black, Lyretail, Sailfin, Liberty, Mollie, Pointed Mouth, Short Finned, Mexican, Golden, Piebald, Ghost Pearl, Gold Dust, Red Sunset, etc.
Size
2 to 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) depending on the species
pH
7.5 - 8.5
Temperature
70F - 82F (21C - 28C)
Water Hardness
10 to 25 dH,
Origin
Central America
Life Span
3-4 years
Temperament
peacfull
Breeding / Reproduction
These are livebearers so it is fairly easy. Adding a little aquarium salt will help.
Tank Size
20 gallon(50l) minium, prefer tall aquariums
Compatible Tank Mates
Not many - some feel they should only be kept with others of the same species.
Diet / Food
Give them a varied diet consisting primarily of flake foods but supplement with live and freeze dried foods occasionaly.
Tank Region
All over the tank.
Gender
Males are more slender, females more round. Males also have a modified anal fin.
amount of fry
2-100

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