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Molly  

 

Mollies are small, nonaggressive, community fish with a reputation of being easy to care for. While indeed a top choice for beginners, they are livebearers and are highly hybdrized -- which means there are many varieties, but you also won't  be sure what you are getting. Also, as a brackish fish, there is some debate over how much (if any) salt they should have in their environment. Nevertheless they are a favorite of aquarists. Mollies should get at least one gallon of water per inch (though more is always better), and can grow to about 4 inches long. They live 3-5 years and are ominvores that will eat flakes supplementd with live and freeze dried food.

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Cyprinodontiformes
Family - Poeciliidaetropical
Genus - Poecilia
Species - P. sphenops

 

 


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