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Black Gold Molly ML

RM 2.30


 

Species name:  Poecilia latipinna

Synonym:  Limia matamorensis, Limia poeciloides, Mollienesia latipinna, Mollienisia latipinna, Poecilia lineolata, Poecilia multilineata

Common Names:  Molly

Family:  Poeciliidae (Poeciliids)

Order:  Cyprinodontiformes (rivulines, killifishes and live bearers)

Class:  Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)

Environment:  freshwater; brackish waters

Origin:  North America, Cape Fear drainage in North Carolina, USA to Veracruz, Mexico.

Temperament:  non aggressive.

Company:  Can be kept with other non aggressive species.

Water parameters:  pH 7.0-8.0, temperature 20-28°C / 68 - 82° F

Aquarium setup:  Best kept in planted tanks with enough free space too swim on. Provide hiding places for pregnant females.The fish likes slightly brackish waters.

Feeding:  Accepts all kinds of food. Provide vegetables as a part of their diet.

Breeding: Livebearer. Females give birth to fry after about two months gestation. For more productive breeding isolate pregnant females and return them once fry is born.