Animal Stories - Mollies

Animal-World Information about: Mollies

   The colorful active Molly, Short-finned Molly, Sailfin Molly, or Mexican Sailfin Molly has long held the position of being a most popular fish because it is peaceful, relatively hardy, inexpensive, and readily bred!
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oliver - 2009-11-11
I am from the philipppines. I got 50 fish tanks. I am breeding several types of mollies, all in one tanks. My only problem is that when a female mollies deliver its fry, all frys will only last for a week. No one will survive, and if there is, it is malnourished fry and got a very dull appearance. Can anyone fix my problem??

Irene - 2009-07-02
To whom it may concern,

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise on mollies. I have learned much valuable information from your website. I have some mollies coexisting happily with other community fish including guppies, dwarf and Mickey Mouse platys, female bettas, one dwarf frog, and one double tail male betta. They all seem to be doing fine together. I have dalmation, orange and black regular tailed mollies. Recently I purchased some lyre tail mollies. They sure are an active fish. They constantly are speedy swimmers and aggressive breeders. I now have some babies from these fish and they are so cute! I have a silver male lyre tail molly that is often chasing the female fish. He is the stud of my tank so I call him Fabio. He is sometimes chasing the other males and I assume this is his way to get them away from his girl mollies. Luckily I have more females then males so no single female molly is singled out as that would lead to unnecessary stress. For later reference, I have organized your website and other related websites that I may need later.


Irene Steffen

mossy - 2009-03-15
I got red and black mollies which breed every 2 weeks. At one point I had 40 or more fry in my tank which totally amazed me and my girls. Lovely fish. Regards, Mossy

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  • ricky - 2010-04-15
    How did you get the red mollies, did you breed them yourself...I'm want to try breeding to see if I can produce the red strain.
  • eric - 2010-05-02
    Hi we have a nursery tank and at the moment, we have about 100 or more baby red mollies. She seems to breed all the time. Was wondering how to go about selling these fish as about 40 are all good size and we are scared they will start to eat the new babies soon. Thanks.
abhilash - 2009-02-14
I have a short finned yellow molly. It is very small but lonely, and has no partners
except two gold fish, which I have.

chris - 2008-12-29
I have a lot of mollies. One of my questions is that can I change ballon mollies from fresh water to saltwater! email me at

Nicky - 2008-12-18
I have 4 Mollies, 1 male and 3 female. I feel so sorry for the male because he has wanted to spawn for awhile now and the females aren't interested. He just looks so sad!

Kaley - 2008-12-06
Hey. my brother just bought two Marble Sailfish Mollies today and about 4 or 5 hours later, they started going after each other. They are real aggressive towards each other. When we got them, they were both in the same tank, so we thought they'd be ok together. Now, they won't leave each other alone. Can someone please tell me what's going on before one of the Mollies get hurt or whatever?
Just to let your know, one is mostly black with white spots and the other is mostly silver/white/gold/orange/yellow with black spots. Is one female and the other male? is one a Marble Molly and the other isn't? I'm SUPER worried!
P.S- they are only going after the back fins

kathy - 2008-11-17
I got Balloon Mollies. 1 male and 2 females. I love the Balloon Mollies. They're so cool looking. I hope they have babies for me. That would be cool! I'll have to wait and see if they have babies.

JITESH - 2008-09-24
I have a black molly, I Like them.

JITESH - 2008-09-13
I have two black mollies, one goldfish, and an angel. I like them. My black molly gave 25 babies but now I have only two babies in my tank.