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male sailfin molly

Family: Poeciliidae
Species: Poecilia latipinna
Common Name: Sailfin Molly
Size: Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
Habitat: North America: Cape Fear drainage in North Carolina, USA to Veracruz, Mexico.
Min Tank Size: 30" twenty gallon long (76 Litre)
Diet: Omnivorous eats live, flake, wafer, or frozen foods easily.
Behavior: Peaceful, prefers conspecific company. Keep one male with several females.
Water: Temperature range 70 to 79°F (21 to 26°C) pH range: 7.0 8.5; dH range: 20 - 35°
Care: Easy, very hardy. Benefits from the addition of some aquarium salt.
Communities: Excellent, do not keep with fish that will nip fins.
Suitability: Excellent.

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