Black Molly Care Guide

Black Molly
(Poecilia sphenops)

Common names:
Black Molly

Size: 8cm (approx 3 inches)

pH: 7.5 – 8.5

Tempº: 18ºC - 28ºC (64 F - 83 F)

Tank region: All layers

Origin: Central America

Gender: Males have a gonopodium instead if an analfin.

Notes: One of the very few jet black fish available for the aquarium – this is a truly beautiful species who prefer to have a teaspoon of aquarium salt per 20L of water. However, the salt should only be added if the other species in the tank can thrive in it.

Care should be taken to ensure you only have one sex unless you plan on breeding, as these fish are very prolific and all you need to do is add a male and female to the tank to get babies.

This fish is not as hardy as other Livebearers, but is still relatively hardy. To be truly happy, this species should be in a group of at least 3, but it will make friends with other livebearer species.




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