Little orange mollies swim and dart around this bright blue fish tank. Your cat will love the gentle bubbling of a real fish tank to complement these tiny snack sized live bearing fish.
We love little orange mollies. In this video, they swim and dart around the bright blue fish tank. Our cat loves to “zone out” and stare at these orange beauties. What I love about mollies is that they are a seemingly never ending fish. Being livebearers, they have lots of babies and a quick gestation period. You can expect to see hordes of little baby fish in only a few weeks!
Here are some facts about mollies provided by aquariumcorner.net
Species: Mollie- Poecilia (Genus)
Adult size: between 2 and 5 inches depending on species
Lifespan: avg 3-5 yrs
Water Temp: 77°F-82°F (25°C-28°C)
Water PH: 7.0-8.0
Water Type: Fresh or Brackish-several sources believe that brackish reduces risk of disease.
Schooling: Mollies don’t school, but can be kept in groups
Recommended tank: 10+ some sailfinned mollies can get around 5 inches and will need a 20 gallon tank.
Good Tank-mates: If you’re going to put mollies in brackish water look for other fish that are salt-tolerant may go well with a Violet Goby.
Bad Tank-mates: Mollies have a tendency to nip, long finned fish will flowing tails can be stressed or even get sick from this.
Diet: Omniverorous- Insects, crustaceans, and plant matter. (Plant matter is something mollies frequently do not get enough of in captivity)
Habitat:Mollies have a wide range of habitats in streams rivers and lakes all over the world. Many times released species have survived causing severe prolbems for native fish. They do well in tropical areas.
Pros: Mollies are relatively easy to breed, pretty active fish. They can be kept in fresh and brackish water and are usually peaceful fish.
Cautions: Mollies in fresh water are reportedly more susceptible to fin rot, white spot and several other diseases.
Summary: Mollies that we buy today are hybrids of several original species, they’re pretty easy beginner fish that usually have a peaceful temperment amazing color. One exciting aspect is that they are easy to breed and give live birth. Make sure to give these guys some vegetation in their diet to help the stay healthier. These fish are great to starter fish when you know how to take care of them.