Saltwater Conditioned Black Marbled Molly (Great Algae Eaters!)
Saltwater acclimated Black Marbled Molly (Poecilia latipinna)-Amazing algae eaters in saltwater aquariums! These are Marbled Mollies that are mostly or all black in coloration.
These are amazing algae eaters in the aquarium and love hair algae!
The Marbled Molly is a domesticated variety of the Poecilia latipinna. This variety has a silver base with small black dots covering the body and reaches a maximum of 2 inches. The density of black dots ranges, and some are very dark and others are more silvery. 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 Green Sailfin Molly includes algae and small invertebrates, and, in the aquarium, they will eat Mysis shrimps, flakes and small pellets and will pick algae off the rocks and decoration. 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. We recommend keeping a sex raito of one to two female per male.
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