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Short finned molly - Poecilia sphenops

Short finned molly - Poecilia sphenops

Scientific name: Poecilia sphenops

Common name: Short finned molly

Family: Poeciliidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Pseudo-Livebearer

Where the species comes from: Central America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Feeding

Vegetables, granules, sometimes worms.

Sexing

Females are larger.

Breeding

Quite easy. You just need a male along female. These fish breed easy such as Guppies.

Lifespan

3 years.

Additional information

Also known as Black molly, Black mollie, Molly.

Q&A

The following question was moved here from aqua-fish.net/answers on March 24th 2011 due to merging.

How can I tell if my mollies are mating?

Answer: When mollies mate the male will chase the female around the tank sometimes with a bit of aggression. When the female is ready to mate the two fish will do a mating dance and curl their bodies around each other.

Pictures

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Black molly, picture 1 Black molly, picture 2 Black molly, picture 3 Black molly, picture 4 Black molly, picture 5 Black molly, picture 6 Black molly, picture 7

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