The Balloon Molly has an almost comical appearance with a large, rounded belly and stubby body. The Balloon Mollie 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.
The Balloon Molly comes in various colors and may be black, gold, silver, white, yellow or a mixture of colors.
Balloon Mollys are closely related to guppys and can be kept in much the same way.
An aquarium in which you keep Balloon Mollys 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.
Balloon Mollys 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.
Mottled Lyre Tail - Sailfin Balloon Molly
Common Name Balloon Molly Scientific Name Poecilia latipinna Origin America Max Size 5 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