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Saltwater Conditioned Copper Calico Balloon Molly (Great Algae Eaters!)

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Saltwater acclimated Copper Calico Balloon Molly (Poecilia latipinna)-Amazing algae eaters in saltwater aquariums!

Size ~1-2”

This is for a single unsexed fish. Colors and patterns vary a bit. 

These are amazing algae eaters in the aquarium and love hair algae!

The Creamsicle Balloon Molly is a domesticated variety of the Poecilia latipinna. The Balloon variety a characteristic short body that has an arched back and large belly.  They have a white/Grey base and metallic orange overtone. The amount of orange on each fish is unique to each individual. The males of this variety have a large extended dorsal fin. Our Mollies are all acclimated and conditioned to live in SALTWATER.

Poecilia latipinna are native to the Southeast United States and Texas. They are found in a variety of freshwater, brackish and marine habitats. The marine habitats they live in encompass estuaries, lagoons, mangroves and sometimes on the reefs. P. latipinna can complete their entire life cycles in marine, brackish and freshwater.

The diet of Creamsicle Balloon Molly  includes algae and small invertebrates, and, in the aquarium, they will eat Mysis shrimps, flakes and small pellets and will pick algae off of the rocks and decoration. Marble Lyretail Mollies are great at eating nuisance hair algae. They fertilize internally and give birth to live young. They have a gestation of 3-5 weeks depending on temperature. They can be kept in a range of temperature from 70F-80F. These make great, unique and peaceful additions to any marine or seahorse aquarium and love to dwell on the surface. They can be kept as singles or in groups.