Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by David
Poecilia Sphenops originates from Central America, Mexico. It lives in slightly brackish waters from Venezuela to Mexico and Texas. All fish of the Poecilia genus, from the livebearer family, are popular aquarium fish. The body color ranges from yellow, olive, gray, silver, black to green, and the body is often marked with irregularly distributed spots of these colors.
They are predominantly herbivorous, and dry or live food is recommended as a supplement to their diet. They enjoy nibbling on plants in the aquarium. Common molly live in slightly brackish waters. For breeding these fish, an aquarium with a capacity of at least 40 liters is required, as females can grow up to 10 cm. However, the average length of individuals is between 5 and 8 cm, with males always being smaller than females.
Poecilia Sphenops can live in a wide range of water temperatures, from 22 to 28 °C. They are very active and only occasionally can be aggressive, although these are rare cases. They reproduce easily, so it is desirable to have hiding places for the young by providing sufficient plant cover.
|Black, silver, white, red, gold, orange, purple, blue|
|Compatible with non-aggressive species|