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Molly variety
Molly variety
Molly variety
Molly variety

Poecilia sphenops, Poecilia latipinna
Poecilia velifera



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From: Sammy
The mollies are one of the hardiest fish I've ever experienced. I've had Gold Dust and Marbled and both types are splendid. I did become surprised with all the fry that were suddenly in my tank, but I was lucky enough to have enough room for them all. I have 6 now and 6 neon tetras in the same tank. They all seem to be good buddies!

From: Brian
These 3 were at the store swimming happily, so I got them for my new tank. I have had black ones before, but these guys are great. From the first day, they swim to the top when I come near, when I put my hand in, they swim up, and let me handle them. They will suck flake stuck to my fingers. So social! They seem to like the attention, OK I guess it is just the food. They are very active, and play well with others. I dunno what I will do when they start multiplying.

From: Margaret R.
I have two female and one male mollie one gold balloon. One mainly black with a few white bits (male) and one white and black balloon mollie. They are lovely fish. When I clean them out. The gold one (her name is Moll) always sucks at my arm, sometimes it makes me jump. They are very very friendly but as you say they breed a lot. If there was some way you could stop the breeding they would be perfect. I have several babies in my tank and they don't bother them at all. Both females have given birth, but you soon run out of space.






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