The Neon Butterfly Lyretail Balloon Molly is a hybrid variation of the Sailfin Molly, Poecilia latipinna. The Balloon Molly has an arched back & rounded large belly. These Mollies have a large lyre-shaped caudal fin and an gorgeous dorsal fin. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater aquarium or a saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a teaspoon of the aquarium or marine salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
The Neon Butterfly Lyretail Balloon Molly is well suited for any community tank because of its peaceful nature and is compatible with other peaceful, large fish that can be in similar water conditions.
Temp: 68-82° F
The molly fish is easy to breed and care for. Referred to as “Mollies” most commonly. They have the unique ability to live in both freshwater and saltwater if acclimated slowly.
MALES: Pointed anal fin and a much larger dorsal fin
FEMALES: Rounded anal fin including a pregnancy spot on the fin.
This is a livebearer fish that requires the correct habitat for them to grow well and live a healthy happy life. Their aquarium should be planted as densely as possible, or have a thick mat of plants to use as habitat. There are related products that will help you choose the right plants for these fish below. Having a thick group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote healthy rearing of the new young Frye offering protection and refuge! Every 60-70 days the female may give birth to young Frye that are a couple of millimeters long. Parents WILL eat their young if the babies do not have a hiding spot in plants. Many hobbyists use livebearing fish such as these Mollies, Swordtails, Platys, and Guppies as a natural, healthy source of LIVE food for other fish such as puffers, pacu, and all cichlids to consume.