Sailfin Molly - Poecilia latipinna
Species name: Poecilia latipinna
Synonym: Limia matamorensis, Limia poeciloides, Mollienesia latipinna, Mollienisia latipinna, Poecilia lineolata, Poecilia multilineata
Common Names: Sailfin Molly
Family: Poeciliidae (Poeciliids)
Order: Cyprinodontiformes (rivulines, killifishes and live bearers)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Max. size: 15 cm / 6 inches
Environment: freshwater; brackish waters
Origin: North America, Cape Fear drainage in North Carolina, USA to Veracruz, Mexico.
Temperament: non aggressive.
Company: Can be kept with other non aggressive species.
Water parameters: pH 7.0-8.0, temperature 20-28°C / 68 - 82° F
Aquarium setup: Best kept in planted tanks with enough free space too swim on. Provide hiding places for pregnant females.The fish likes slightly brackish waters.
Feeding: Accepts all kinds of food. Provide vegetables as a part of their diet.
Breeding: Livebearer. Females give birth to fry after about two months gestation. For more productive breeding isolate pregnant females and return them once fry is born.
Other: Black mollys can be kept in the same way.
Picture of female Sailfin Molly - Poecilia latipinna. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Poecilia latipinna - Sailfin Molly male. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Another Poecilia latipinna - Sailfin Molly male. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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