Poecilia mexicana, Campeche Male

Poecilia mexicana, Campeche

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Poecilia mexicana, Campeche, a wild shortfin molly, is a North American livebearer related to and in the same genus, Poecilia, as the guppy and other mollies. This species is native to Mexico. We acquired this fish in June 2009 from Dr. Ptacek of Clemson University. They were earlier collected from the wild by Dr. Ptacek. We intend to maintain it as a species and also to use it to create new strains via hybridization with other Poecilia and with our commercial mollies. Males reach about 2.5 inches (6.35 cm). Females are somewhat larger and much heavier. This fish lives to be about three years of age. Male P. mexicana, Campeche mollies have blue gray bodies. The caudal (tail) has an orange and black border. Females have gray-green bodies.

2 reviews for Poecilia mexicana, Campeche

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This unique livebearing tropical fish is a wild type molly, buy this fish online because you almost never see it at pets stores. I buy molly fish online without fear, they’re hardy.

    I really do buy freshwater fish online from several places but many freshwater fish for sale online aren’t the same as you’ll find at Goliad Farms, I checked!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Just received my Poecilia mexicana. Great looking fish. Very healthy & have great colors.
    Great job on packing.

    • :

      Marci, Thank you for you kind comments. I’m a fan of the sailfin mollies, but really like the short fin molly Poecilia mexicana, Campeche. They have great color. I’ve been working on P. mexicana and various sailfin molly hybrids. We now have two strains resulting from a cross of P. mexicana and P. velifera that we call giant liberty molly and giant marble liberty molly.

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