Sailfin Molly

Other Sailfin Molly Names: Sailfin Molly

Sailfin Molly Scientific Name: Poecilia velifera

Sailfin Molly (Poecilia velifera))

Temperature Range: 65°F-85°F
pH Range: 6-9
Hardness Range: 1-25°

Family: poeciliidae

Species Type: Livebearers

Sailfin Molly Adult Size: 6 inches (cm)

Sailfin Molly Life Expectancy: 3 years

Sailfin Molly Habitat: Pacific North and North America

Sailfin Molly Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Sailfin Molly Temperament: Peaceful community fish

Sailfin Molly Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with flake and pellet foods.

Sailfin Molly Description: A beautiful but sometimes demanding fish. Most mollies have been domesticated like the guppies. Bred for their colors and shapes, as well as their long and fanciful finnage. However, this is one of the rare occasions where the fish actually comes like this from the wild. In the wild, this fish has these large and long dorsal fins. Which in most cases, is a rarity for wild fish.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other brackish community fish

Sailfin Molly Breeding & Spawning: Breeding is quite easy. Females store sperm so multiple sets of fry can be born from a single fertilization. Brackish water encourages reproductive behavior and a 3-to-1 female-to-male ratio is best.

Determining Sailfin Molly Sex: Males have a modified anal fin and a larger

Aquarium Region: Middle to top of tank.

Sailfin Molly Diseases: The trematode, Saccocoelioides sogandaresi is a known parasite of the sailfin molly

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