Archive / May, 2015

Two juvenile Orange Sailfin Mollies

Orange Sailfin Molly

About a year ago, I was sorting through some Peaches & Cream Sailfin Mollies when I noticed a very orange young male. I set him aside for breeding, giving him seven young Peaches & Cream females. Today, after a couple more generations, I’m approaching my goal of an orange sailfin. The photo shows a couple […]

A group of Poecilia reticulata (guppy) from McCauley Spring, New Mexico.

Poecilia reticulata, McCauley Spring, New Mexico

Photo shows a group of Poecilia reticulata from McCauley Spring, New Mexico Across the Rio Grande River from Santa Fe, New Mexico are the Jemez Mountains. Nestled in the canyons of these mountains is a warm spring named McCauley Spring. McCauley Spring feeds a mountain stream about a yard across and maybe 10 inches deep. […]

A 4-5" male Giant Marbled Liberty Molly with larger female behind him.

Giant Marble Liberty Mollies

Back in 2013 I set up a cross of Poecilia mexicana, Campeche males with P. velifera, Campeche females. I didn’t expect much from this cross because earlier matings between P. mexicana and P. velifera hadn’t produced anything spectacular, but I often keep trying despite lack of good results. Being busy with other fish, I pretty […]