Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lyretail Molly

Life of Sea | Lyretail Molly | Lyretail Molly , also called Molly Lyretail Mexico, Giant Lyretail Molly, Molly Yucatan, and sometimes just Lyretail Molly is a hybrid color variation of Poecilia velifera, Lyretail Molly. They are platinum / gold colored peaceful fish and prefer hard water. Mollies have the ability to adapt to different levels of salt in the aquarium. With a gradual acclimation, these fish can be maintained either in fresh water or salt water aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of one teaspoon of salt per gallon aquarium is recommended for optimal health.
Types Of Lyretail Molly

Platinum Lyretail Molly

Black Lyretail Molly

Silver Lyretail Molly

Gold Lyretail Molly
The Platinum Lyretail Molly requires a tank of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. High dorsal fin of the male will not develop if adequate space is not provided for him to swim. This species should only share a tank with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with a high salt content. Pointy anal fin and dorsal fins are much larger in males and rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Platinum Lyretail Molly is livebearer requiring the spawning boxes, 25 gallon tank farms or large. The tank should be densely planted as possible or have a thick algae mats. 
Having a group of floating plants in the corner of your tank will promote rearing outside the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are about one-half inch long. The Platinum Lyretail Molly is omnivorous and requires both meaty foods and algae. Provide these fish with algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.

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