Tag Archives: Poecilia mexicana

Photo of a Giant Sailfin Molly male.

Blue and Giant Mollies

  Photo: A male Giant Sailfin Molly showing his size against a one-inch grid. About four years ago, I wrote an article about my efforts to produce a blue molly. A molly blue enough for my tastes doesn’t exist. This blog will provide an update. First, I’ll summarize the article. In 1998, I crossed a […]

Photo of a male Giant Marble Liberty Molly

Giant Marble Liberty Molly Update

Photo: Our current Giant Marble Liberty Molly breeder male. I originally wrote about this fish in May, 2015 (see my blog http://goliadfarms.com/giant-marble-liberty-mollies/). We have now gone through a couple of additional generations so I’m providing an update on the status of this molly strain. Please read the earlier blog for its history. I plan to […]

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 […]

Photo of Poecilia mexicana, Campeche

Poecilia mexicana, Campeche

We recently processed our Poecilia mexicana, Campeche. We got this wild molly species in June 2009 from Dr. Ptacek of Clemson University. The “Campeche” notation indicates that Dr. Ptacek collected the fish in Campeche, Mexico. It has proven to be one of our most popular short finned mollies. The photo shows both sexes. The males […]