Green Sailfin male

Green Sailfin Molly

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The Green Sailfin Molly is an aquarium strain of hybrid mollies. Parental species include Poecilia latipinna, P. velifera and possibly other molly species. This molly strain is derived from various crosses we have produced using wild P. latipinna to improve commercial molly strains. It is not a natural species although it closely resembles some of the wild sailfin molly species. Males reach 12.5cm (5 in.). Females grow somewhat larger and much heavier. This fish lives to be about three years old. Male green sailfin mollies have gray-lavender to gray-green bodies with many parallel dotted horizontal lines. Often, the head and front of the body are orange. The caudal (tail) is orange and sky blue. The dorsal is immense and has rows of black bars with a an orange border. Females have gray-green bodies with many parallel dotted horizontal lines and rows of orange spotting on the white belly. This fish has no natural range since it is a hybrid among species that range from the Carolinas to Central America.

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