Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

Saltwater Conditioned Assorted Balloon Molly-(Great Algae Eaters!)

Sale price Price $14.99 Regular price $14.99

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

Size ~1-2”, Colors are assorted and vary.

This is for a single unsexed fish. These are assorted "our pick" color. If you order more than one we will try to send a variety for you.

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

The Asst. Balloon Lyretail Molly is a domesticated variety of the Poecilia latipinna. The Balloon variety a characteristic short body that has an arched back and large belly. Assorted means that there is a variety of different colors and strains (black, dalmatian, creamsicle, silver, calico, green, sunset, gold, butterfly and more). They have what is called a Lyretail meaning the tail has two filaments that give the tail a moon like shape. The males of this variety do not 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 Asst. Balloon Lyretail 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. 

Give us a call 410-618-3604 or send us an email: if you have any questions. We are happy to help!