Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never see Premium Mollys like these in any of the live fish stores or the online stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen.
Origin: Mollys are one of the most colorful, and most popular aquarium fish. Their ancestors originally lived in coastal areas of southern Mexico in freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater.
But Mollys are now found living in aquariums throughout most of the world. There are many color varieties for sale in this store.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, Mollys can grow to be about 5″ long, including their tails.
Behaviors: Most Mollys are very active swimmers, and chase each other, but are rarely too aggressive.
Female Mollys release live baby fish about once a month when kept in good water, and fed lots of premium food.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include Corydoras Catfish, Danios, Barbs, Rainbowfish, Plecostomus Catfish, Swordtails, Gouramis, and other medium-sized fish.
Temperature: Mollys can live pretty well from about 72 to 86 degrees F., but they’re probably most comfortable from about 78 to 80 degrees F.
Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes when small and Premium Pellet Food when larger.
Water Conditions: Mollys seem to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions. Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US has a higher pH and is harder but seems to be OK, so it’s probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities, the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8. We ship them in this water.
Aquarium Size: It’s probably best to house these fish in at least a 30-gallon tank, and more is better.