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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:
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
Middle to top of tank.
Sailfin Molly Diseases:
The trematode, Saccocoelioides sogandaresi is a known parasite of the sailfin molly
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