The Black Molly will be better placed in a tank of at least 30 gallons with lots of strong plants such as Java fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria and Anubias. Clear water and regular supplies of vegetables are required for optimum development. Requires both meaty foods as well as algae. A separate well-planted tank is the best place for a female molly to give birth. Mollies have the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
HABITAT: Mexico and USA south of Carolina.
Aquarium setup: 73°-77°F (23°-25°C) pH 6.5-7.2; dH 10-15
Size: 4 1/4 in (11 cm)