The Molly is a hardy species of fish that adapts well to a variety of different water conditions.
This American fish, hail from the continents of South and North America. But these Molly fish were taken in various countries like Israel, Colombia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and regions of East Europe. All of these varieties do hybridize among themselves; they are from the same Poeciliidae group.
Another beautiful gold-colored variety is the 24-carat gold molly. Most of these I have seen appear to be of the short-finned, possibly the , variety. This is a very bright, almost shiny, gold color that appears to be quite different from the gold molly previously described. The dark black eyes on this fish stand out remarkably against the shiny gold body. Many 24-carat gold mollies that I have seen have varying amounts of marbling, which is very attractive against the gold background.
Mollies: Short-finned Molly, Sailfin Molly, Mexican Sailfin Molly
Molly fish are some of the coolest aquarium fish on the planet
The Molly is a tropical fish that prefers a little salt in their water. A teaspoon of aquarium salt per 5 gallons of water will go a long way in helping them. You may also see them in saltwater tanks from time to time. There is a local reef store here that keeps black molly fish in a regular saltwater tank with similar sized species. The molly is a very attractive tropical fish that comes in many different colors such as orange, green and black. Some of the more popular varieties include the sailfin, balloon and the dalmation.Secondly the size and breed of mollies to be placed in a given tank should also be a consideration in choosing the right tank. The short-finned molly is relatively small and therefore undemanding in tank size. This variety grows to a maximum size of 4 inches (10 cm) and it can be housed comfortably in a 10-gallon tank. However, one can provide them with a 29 gallon tank, if they really want to have them thrive. The sailfin mollies which grow to a maximum size of 6 inches (15 cm) require a tank with a minimum capacity of 29 gallons (110 liters). The larger the tank, the more stable is the environment for the fish since mollies are prone to issues that come with sudden fluctuations in water quality- an issue common in smaller tanks.Molly fish, commonly known as mollies are some of the most beautiful aquarium fish one can keep. There are several breeds in the market such as black molly, the balloon belly molly, and the Dalmatian molly among others. Regardless of their breeds, the care issues such as the tank size requirements and the feeding are basically the same. However, when choosing the right tank size for molly fish, the size of some varieties can compel one to go for a smaller or a larger tank size.Many of the various molly colors seen in pet shops are due to selective breeding that emphasized certain features and may have involved several species of mollies. Available marine varieties include the Green Sailfin Molly (wild), Silver Sailfin Molly, Black Sailfin Molly, Dalmation (Mottled) Sailfin Molly, Gold Sailfin Molly, Black Sphenops, Yucatan Mollies and others. The sailfin varieties tend to get larger than most others, - three to six inches long (7.5 - 15 cm), but are quite gentle with other fish. The Yucatan mollies tend to remain small, about two inches (5 cm).