Short finned molly - Poecilia sphenops
Scientific name: Poecilia sphenops
Common name: Short finned molly
Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)
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
Vegetables, granules, sometimes worms.
Females are larger.
Quite easy. You just need a male along female. These fish breed easily just like Guppies do.
Also known as Black molly, Black mollie, Molly.
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.
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