The Lyre Tail Molly originates in the brackish waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They are found throughout the Southern U.S. in quiet pools, canal ways, and ponds.
As a brackish water fish it is always good to keep some aquarium salt in the water. This amount can vary depending on the preferences of the aquarium's other inhabitants.
Lyre Tail Molly come in various colors and may be black, gold, silver, white, yellow or a mixture of colors.
Lyre Tail Molly are closely related to the guppy and can be kept in much the same way.
An aquarium in which you keep Lyre Tail Molly should be decorated to reduced stress. This means planted with areas of dense vegetation as well as with open areas where the fish can swim.
Lyre Tail Molly are livebearers which mean that they give birth to live young (instead of laying eggs) they will usually spawn and give you fry in due time.
Dalmation Lyre Tail - Sailfin Molly
Common Name Lyre Tail Molly Scientific Name Poecilia latipinna Origin America Max Size 8 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range 7.5 - 8.5 Diet type Omnivore Min Tank Size Small Temperature Range 25 - 28 C Care Level Easy