item: 4031891

Black Molly

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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 3"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, moderately planted
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Great for beginner aquarists, mollies are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and color patterns. Mollies are peaceful fish that will sometimes school with their own kind. Females should out number males two to one. One of the most fascinating features of mollies is that they are a livebearing species, meaning they give birth to free-swimming offspring.

Learn about Black Mollies

Common Name
Black Molly

Scientific Name
Poecilia sphenops species

Family
Poeciliidae

Feeding Habits
Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Compatibility
Peaceful fish that will sometimes school with their own kind. Females should out number males two to one.

Habitat
Columbia: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

Breeding
The male has a longer pointed dorsal fin, while the females is smaller and rounded. Males also have a gonopodium (underneath the body of the male is one fin that hangs down and what looks like a fin folded up against his body, this is a gonopodium. Where as the female has two fins that hang down). They are livebearers that will produce 20-40 babies at one time and they will eat their young.

Additional Comments
Many color and fin variations have been commercially produced over the years by breeders.

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Black Molly
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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="42446222"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Chester7</span> from <span itemprop="name">Black Molly</span> <span itemprop="description">The Black Molly is an active fish.My two Black Mollies,Smithers, a male, and Fifi, a female, were very active and hard for the Petsmart worker to catch!Smithers is very funny and will chase the girl fish,and Fifi looks and acts elegant.They add such fun to my aquarium,and are easy to take care of.I highly recommend this fish to any future or present fish owner who wants a show.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-05-20</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-05-20" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="40299705"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">babocandy</span> from <span itemprop="name">Is soooooo pretty</span> <span itemprop="description">I wanted one the moment I saw them in their tank, they are beautiful fish that are just attention grabbers. I have three and I just can't stop looking at them in awe. They are beautiful swimmers and are completely friendly to my other fish (guppies and platys). They all have personalities of their own, I would recommend these outgoing fish to everyone and anyone.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-03-08</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-03-08" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="8768926"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">graffe</span> from <span itemprop="name">black mollys</span> <span itemprop="description">I have had my mollys for about 3 months now and they breed a lot if you have males and females . They are great a round other fish. They are great fish!!!!</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2010-01-27</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2010-01-27" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="41046181"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">BGKlover</span> from <span itemprop="name">I love my black molly</span> <span itemprop="description">my black molly is anything but plain. she has a personality all of her own! she is a great addition to my 60 gal tank. she is one of the first fish i had and gets along well with her tank mates ... she never nips any of them.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-04-01</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-04-01" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="61584115"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">MadiGrace12</span> from <span itemprop="name">Gill</span> <span itemprop="description">Gill is my black molly and he is so cute. he is really serious and swims around my tank all day. He is not aggressive and i keep him in with 4 other mollies and zebra danios. Im planning to breed him soon. Super Stoked!_______________MadiGrace12</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-06-18</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-06-18" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="51787307"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Minniebff</span> from <span itemprop="name">Pop out colors</span> <span itemprop="description">These fish are good at attracting attention because of that they are pure black to other fish and decor I have. They always seem to tell you they are sick or about to die by adding a white color to them that indicates there is a problem with them. When they gain the white color other fish tend to nibble at or taste the black molly. Overall they are funny by how they greet you at the front the tank and friendly to other fish.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-01-04</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-01-04" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="46234215"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">CaveMollies</span> from <span itemprop="name">Lovely, Full Of Charisma and Spirit!</span> <span itemprop="description">Nearly 4 months ago, I purchased my Black Molly, Aissa. I wanted a hardy, pretty fish because this was my first time ever owning a fish tank. She's my favorite fish! Within the first week, she blossomed into a bold and daring little gal. She's smart, too; when I lift the lid to feed them, she swims right to the top! If I put my finger against the glass, she's been known to follow. When she gets excited, usually random spurts of energy, she zips up and down the tank, then rests. She, in no way, is aggressive. She gets along swimmingly with my Dalmatian Molly and my little sister's Mickey Mouse Platy. In fact, my 2 mollies can often be seen following each other! Overall, an exciting and beautiful fish that lives to eat, and an addition to your tank you won't regret! :)</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2013-09-21</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2013-09-21" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="39172488"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Black Molly" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Muka</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great fish</span> <span itemprop="description">I got a female a few months ago as I have guppies who will not stop popping out babies, my molly really helps keep the numbers of the little tiny babies down so I don't have a thousand guppies floating around. She seems to be very social, she chases around the bigger fish occasionally, but only if they venture into her little corner of the tank. She's very energetic, and a very fast swimmer when she wants to be! 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