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LF_FRS_MOL_AST3991
Warranty:
If your marine life does not arrive alive and live for 7 days in a healthy and established aquarium, we will gladly give you livestock credit for the purchase price of the item(s) lost. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm Arrive Alive Guarantee ONLY Animals that are guaranteed to Arrive Alive only are not covered under our 7-Day Live Guarantee. If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_FRS_MOL_AST3991
Availability:
Available
Weight:
0.01 Ounces
Width:
1.50 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
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Description

Description

Pet Molly Fish For Sale 

Molly fish (Poecilia sphenops) are one of the most colorful, and most popular aquarium fish. Most Mollies are very active swimmers, and chase each other, but are rarely too aggressive. Female Mollies release live baby fish about once a month when kept in good water, and fed lots of premium food. Keep at most one Molly per gallon, when they're small. Molly fish are said to be brackish water fish (freshwater mixed with saltwater) but the rate of saltwater should be very weak. There are numerous types of molly fish but the most common type held in aquariums is known as the short finned mollies. 

Scientific Name: Poecilia sphenops

Common Name: Short-finned Molly, Common Molly. 

Size: Standard size of male fish is 3.2″ (8cm) and female fish is 4.8″ (12cm)

Origin: Molly ancestors originally lived in coastal areas of southern Mexico & Central America in freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater. 

Habitat: These freshwater fish like to swim around constantly and really utilize the aquarium space. A 20 gallon aquarium should be the bare minimum for a size on keeping these fish. Larger Mollys need up to 5-gallons per Molly. Pet Molly fish do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water. Live Plant Options: Water Sprite, Java Ferns and non-toxic driftwood.

Diet: In the wild, mollies are omnivores and feed on small invertebrates, algae and plant matter. In the home aquarium, Molly fish should be fed a high quality flake food, and a variety of vegetables. Molly fishes favorite vegetables are blanched zucchini medallions, cucumber medallions and shelled peas. If you don’t have the time to cut and blanch vegetables, then a spirulina based pellet or flake can take the place of plant matter in their diet. In order to get them into breeding condition, pet Molly fish should also be fed live or frozen foods as a treat. Their favorite frozen foods are bloodworms, daphnia, and brine shrimp. Pet Molly fish will also greedily accept any live foods that you can find to feed to them, with live blackworms, bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp being special favorites.

Temperament: Mollies are popular in community aquariums, but you must keep an eye on them if you combine them with species that have long and flowing fins. They are for the most part very peaceful and to themselves but are known to sometimes harass such species by nipping their fins. If you want to combine Mollies with species that have long and delicate fins, you should ideally choose specimens that are much bigger than the Mollies or aggressive enough to fend off a harassing Molly. They are not considered schooling fish. They form smaller groups with a very strict hierarchy, typically led by the male with biggest fins and the strongest coloration. Combining one male with several females and keeping only one male Molly in the aquarium is recommended.  

Difficulty Rating: Easy, very good for freshwater beginners if keeping a single sex. Keeping both sexes could cause problems since this fish is such a prolific breeder.

Captive Requirements: In any aquarium that contains both male and female mollies, you should try to maintain a ration of three females to every male. Male mollies will relentlessly mate with any females in the tank, and if their attention isn’t divided between several females, then the female they focus on will eventually become highly stressed and may even die from the constant mating attempts.

Reef Tank Compatibility: Recommended tank mates for pet Mollies include Corydoras Catfish, Danios, Barbs, Rainbowfish, Plecostomus Catfish, Swordtails, Gouramis, and other medium sized freshwater fish.

Reproduction: After owning molly fish or any livebearer for some time, you will quickly find out how much they breed. Any molly fish can breed with another breed of molly. This makes for a crazy successful breeding platform. Being livebearers, they do give 'live birth' to their babies. Female Molly fish are usually always pregnant with babies and that's how you can cosmetically tell the difference between males and females. The parents will feed on their newly born young and that makes for a nice snack. It's pretty disturbing but you get over it. If they didn't eat their own young.. there would be molly fish everywhere... It's not uncommon to see 1-3 babies swimming in your tank that somehow survived the birth and feeding of the newborns while you were at work all day. 

Additional Information: If pet Molly fish are in a community tank, then the best way to ensure some of their fry survive is to add some floating plants or some dense plants like Java moss. While the baby pet Molly fish are born highly developed, their small size will still allow for larger fish to eat them. The more plants that an aquarium has, the better chance that some fry will reach adulthood. Floating plants are the best choice, as fry can easily hide from adult fish in the dense vegetation near the surface.

Water Requirements: Mollies are most comfortable from about 78 to 82 degrees F. pH level: 7-8. 

Life Span: 3-5 years

Determining Sex: Female Molly fish are usually always pregnant with babies and that's how you can cosmetically tell the difference between males and females, and the fin differences.

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Kat St Clair Sep 25th 2018

Satisified Customer!!

Living in SE Alaska there are no live fish pet stores that will ship. This company has great customer service and beautiful healthy fish. Highly recommend!!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Warranty:
If your marine life does not arrive alive and live for 7 days in a healthy and established aquarium, we will gladly give you livestock credit for the purchase price of the item(s) lost. For the rare occurrence in which the livestock you ordered does not survive, it is important that you be familiar with the terms and conditions of our guarantee. Terms and Conditions: Please DO NOT discard the deceased item without authorization. Doing so will void all guarantees. For Dead On Arrival (DOA) items, we must be notified via email within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx, for Dead After Arrival (DAA) items within the 7-Day allowance. A digital photograph must be submitted for any covered livestock loss. We do not issue credit for shipping costs or refunds for livestock purchases. Livestock credit is valid for one year from the date it is issued. Livestock credit may be used to replace a lost item or any against any livestock purchase. 7-Day Live Guarantee begins on the day livestock is shipped. Livestock listed as a Restricted Species are not covered. Note: Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions & information. Shipping: If a delivery is refused for any reason, the customer will be held liable for the full cost of the invoice. Weather related delays, mechanical failure etc. which result in loss will not be covered. Orders shipped to a FedEx hold facility must be picked up within the first three hours of opening. Livestock Care: Customer must follow the Acclimation Guide even if the animal(s) appear to be dead. Livestock must be placed in an aquarium with compatible species. Choose livestock carefully, because animals which exhibit signs of physical abuse or damage due to harassment will not be covered. Water Parameters: Tank's water chemistry must be within the following parameters: Temperature: between 75-80 degrees F and constant pH: 8.1 - 8.3 Specific Gravity: 1.020 - 1.025 Ammonia: 0.0 ppm Nitrite: 0.0 ppm Nitrate: 0.0 - 20 ppm Arrive Alive Guarantee ONLY Animals that are guaranteed to Arrive Alive only are not covered under our 7-Day Live Guarantee. If an Arrive Alive item is DOA, you must notify us within one hour of delivery time posted by FedEx. Please see What To Do If An Item Is DOA/DAA for additional instructions and information. Aquarium Supplies Warranty Most of the aquarium supplies sold on our site come with a standard manufacturer's warranty. In the unlikely event that a product is found to be defective, we recommend that you visit the manufacturer's website and follow their instructions regarding repair or replacement. PetFishforSale.com only offers products that the manufactures stand behind. If for any reason you are not happy with the way they handle a problem or if you are unable to contact them, please let us know.
SKU:
LF_FRS_MOL_AST3991
Availability:
Available
Weight:
0.01 Ounces
Width:
1.50 (in)
Height:
4.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

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