Molly care sheet

Molly (Poecilia velifera)

Natural Range

From Mexico to Colombia

Maximum Size and Longevity:

Up to 6cm. Up to 5 years. 

Water Quality: ·

Temperature: 22°C – 26°C. · pH: 7.0—8.0 ·

General Hardness:

200—300 ppm.


The Molly will accept any aquarium food, but in order to maintain top condition it does require some vegetable matter. They will also eat algae which they will find for themselves by constantly grazing on plants or other surfaces in the aquarium. 


The Molly is extremely peaceful, and makes an ideal community fish. General Information Molly’s are livebearers, meaning that the female gives birth to fully formed, free swimming babies! 

Colour and Varieties:

Part of the Molly’s appeal lies in it’s attractive colours. Pictured above are Gold, Silver, Black and Dalmation Mollies. They can also come in Red, Green, Chocolate or Orange.