Assorted Molly

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Short finned molly - Poecilia sphenops

Scientific name: Poecilia sphenops

Common name: Short finned molly

Family: Poeciliidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Pseudo-Livebearer

Where the species comes from: Central America

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels


Vegetables, granules, sometimes worms.


Females are larger.


Quite easy. You just need a male along female. These fish breed easy such as Guppies.


3 years.