Yucatan Molly

Mollies | Yucatan Molly

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Poecilia sphenops

Common Name:  Yucatan Molly

Adult Size: 6 - 7 inches

Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years

Habitat: Central America

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 70 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 7.5 - 8.5
  • Water Hardness: 10 - 25°

Temperament:  Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition:  Varied diet consisting primarily of flake foods but supplement with live and freeze dried foods occasionally.

Breeding & Spawning:  These are livebearers so it is fairly easy. Adding a little aquarium salt will help.

Gender:  Male is smaller, more colorful than female. He has high dorsal fin which looks like a striped sail. His anal fin is transformed into gonopodium - an external copulatory organ.