Assorted Molly Mollies
The Molly is a very popular community aquarium fish. This lively species loves to swim around in groups which makes them stand out in a freshwater aquarium. This listing is for a mix of assorted molly species, and will include different patterns and colours drawn from our available stock. The photo is for illustration only - the colours and patterns supplied will be completely random, and may differ from those pictured.
Assorted male and females supplied. We can segregate on request subject to availability - please contact us prior to ordering.
Can you keep Molly fish in salt water aquaria?
Although typically sold as a freshwater fish, yes, mollies can be adapted to live in saltwater. Mollies originate from brackish water lakes in Central and South America, where rivers and oceans meet. Sailfin, Lyretail and normal Mollies can easily transition from freshwater to brackish aquariums using basic acclimating methods, and can even be added to full marine saltwater setups using a longer and gradual slow drip method (ideally for at least 3-4 hours).
Approx. size: 1-2" / 2-5cm
Maximum size: 7cm
Origin: Southern and Central America
Ideal number kept together: 3+
Our conditions: temp 22 °C, pH 7.5
Ideal pH: 7.0 – 8.5
Hardness: 15 – 35°H
Ideal temperature: 21 – 29 °C
Ease of care
Easy. Mollies are hardy fish and prolific breeders, very few specific requirements.
The food we recommend is tropical fish flake. They can occasionally have frozen or live food like daphnia.
A community aquarium with similar size non-aggressive species (avoid long-finned fish or fin nippers) is ideal.
Mollies are live bearers so will spawn extremely quickly and while relatively young. Female molly fish must be monitored to ensure they are not harassed by breeding males (including their own juveniles!)
Assorted molly fish have an average lifespan live of 2-5 years in perfect conditions.
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