Molly fish are an easy to care for, livebearer fish. Although in nature, Mollies are brackish fish (they live where rivers starts so they used to water that contains salt mixed with freshwater). Overtime, hobbyist have breed them in freshwater containing no salt at all, so you don’t necessary have to give them any salt at all.
Quick Mollies Care Guide
Experience Level: Beginner — Easy to care for, very hardy and undemanding. Easy to breed.
Appearance: Females are bigger than males. Appearance varies depending on species.
Size: Males grows up to 4 inches (10 cm), Females grows up to 6 inches (15 cm), depending on species.
Water Condition: pH 7.5-8.5; 10-25°dH
Temperature: 70-82°F (21-28°C)
Tank Region: Swims in the middle and near the top.
Tank: At least 15 gallons (60 L), 20 gallons (76 L) or larger recommended. Tall aquarium tank is recommended.
Food: Omnivore. Eats fish pellets and flakes, vegetables, frozen dried and live foods.
Lifespan: Average 3-5 years.
Breeding Mollies and Caring for Molly Fish Fry
Mollies are very easy to breed. They are Livebearers so they give birth to live fry instead of laying eggs.