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The Dalmatian Lyretail Molly, also known as Poecilia latipinna, is a beautiful and popular freshwater fish species that is prized for its unique coloration and easy-to-care-for nature. These fish are a favorite among aquarium enthusiasts and are native to the eastern coast of the United States.


Dalmatian Lyretail Mollies are a small species of fish, typically growing up to 3-4 inches in length. They require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons, with plenty of hiding spots such as plants, rocks, and driftwood. These fish are social creatures and should be kept in groups of 3 or more.


The temperament of Dalmatian Lyretail Mollies is generally peaceful, making them a great addition to community aquariums. They are also known for their active and lively nature, and can often be seen swimming around and exploring their surroundings.


One of the unique traits of Dalmatian Lyretail Mollies is their distinctive coloration. They have a white or silver body with black speckles or spots that resemble the spots on a Dalmatian dog. Their long, flowing fins, known as lyretails, add to their unique appearance.


When it comes to their diet, Dalmatian Lyretail Mollies are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods. A balanced diet can be achieved by offering them a combination of high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp or bloodworms.


In terms of care difficulty, Dalmatian Lyretail Mollies are considered to be an easy species to care for. They require a stable and well-maintained environment, proper filtration, and regular water changes to keep them healthy and happy.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 7.5-8.5
  • gH: 10-25
  • kH: 10-15
  • TDS: 100-200
  • Temperature: 75-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Dalmatian Lyretail Molly

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