Gold Wag Lyretail Sailfin
The Gold Wag Lyretail Sailfin Molly is an aquarium strain of hybrid mollies. Parental species include Poecilia latipinna, P. velifera and possibly other molly species. This fish is a hybrid of unknown origin within the genus Poecilia and not a natural species. This strain was developed by crossing our Gold Wag Sailfin Mollies to a lyretail molly and then selecting for the wag pattern. Males reach 12.5cm (5 in.). Females grow somewhat larger and much heavier. Both sexes have gold bodies and black fins . We are trying to breed out the black in the body entirely, while selecting for a more gold body color. Both sexes also show the “wag” pattern, black caudal and dorsal and often the paired fins and the anal fin. Males also often have orange heads and fronts of the body. The male’s caudal (tail) sometimes has sky blue highlights. The male’s dorsal fin is immense. Both sexes sport the lyretail pattern. This fish has no natural range since it is a hybrid among species that range from the Carolinas to Central America.