Saffron Balloon Molly - Poecilia sphenops

Saffron Balloon Molly - Poecilia sphenops

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Care: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Region: Mexico
Max Size:
Tank Size: 20gal
Purchase Size: 1.25"


Balloon sailfin Mollies are a beautiful species of livebearing fish native to the Southern North America, notable for their large flowing dorsal fins and bodies that were selectively bred to be shortened and bulbous. Interestingly, this highly adaptable species can exist in freshwater and brackish aquariums, and can even be acclimated to full saltwater. Sailfin Mollies have been selectively bred in captivity for decades, and are available in dozens of patterns and color variations.       


Balloon sailfin Mollies grow to a slightly smaller size than their normal counterparts at 5", and should be kept in aquariums of 20 gallons or more. As with other livebearers, it's important to keep them in a ratio of 2 females per male to reduce stress on the females. They'll readily breed in the home aquarium with no special care, and are very easy to keep and peaceful. Males can be differentiated from females by looking at the anal fin, which is more narrow and pointed in males.       


Balloon sailfin Mollies aren't picky eaters, and should readily accept prepared flake or pellet foods in addition to frozen or live options.    

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