Fin Shape. Most adult male mollies have longer and more elaborate tails, pectoral fins and dorsal fins than females do. However, the most accurate way to distinguish male mollies from female mollies is to examine the anal fin, located on the underside of the body, between the pectoral fins and the tail.
What does a black molly look like?
One of the most common freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby today, and quite often the most unusual, is the Black Molly. While the majority of Black Molly fish are completely black, they can sometimes be found with a streak of yellow which runs down the dorsal fin, or a slightly silvery color on the flanks.
How many fry will a molly have?
Gestation and Birth They can give birth to between 40 and 100 fry. Mollies that are young or are having one of their first few pregnancies will tend to give birth to a smaller rather than larger number of fry. When a molly female is near her time to give birth, you will need to separate her from the rest of the tank.
How often do black mollies have babies?
The gestation period of a molly fish is around 60 days. Female mollies can store sperm for months and may fertilize eggs as often as every 30 days, even when no male is present in the tank.
How quickly do molly Fry grow?
Watch their growth. It will take around one to two months for your fry to grow large enough to be introduced into your standard aquarium. The fry should be larger than the mouths of an adult molly fish. Do not move the molly fry until you are sure they are ready to handle your larger tank.
How long does molly fry take to release?
When can I put my Molly Fry in the tank? You can put the fry in the tank for about 2 weeks. This is when molly fries are large enough to not be mistaken for food anymore. They can then be released in the main tank, or you can put them into their own, separated tank.
Do mollies feel lonely?
Mollies are social fish, so yes shes lonely.
Do black mollies go to school?
Mollies are active and social so they enjoy schooling together. A shoal should be predominantly female since males are known to harass and stress females. Its easy to spot personalities in active fish like these.
How do you keep baby mollies alive?
The fry should be fed a quality food, such as baby brine shrimp, baby fish food, or quality flake food ground into a fine powder. Feed the fry small amounts several times a day. Maintain good water quality by performing regular water changes.