Above: This picture shows a very nice mature male Orange Tail Molly, only the males will have that amazing pop of orange in their tails.
But the females can have orange spots integrated into their pattern all over their body.
Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never see Premium Mollys like these in any of the live fish stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen.
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Origin: Mollys are one of the most colorful, and most popular aquarium fish.
Their ancestors originally lived in coastal areas of southern Mexico in freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater.
But Mollys are now found living in aquariums throughout most of the world.
There are many color varieties for sale in this store.
Maximum Size: In aquariums Mollys can grow to be about 5" long, including their tails.
Behaviors: Most Mollys are very active swimmers, and chase each other, but are rarely too aggressive.
Female Mollys release live baby fish about once a month when kept in good water, and fed lots of premium food.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include Corydoras Catfish, Danios, Barbs, Rainbowfish, Plecostomus Catfish, Swordtails, Gouramis, and other medium sized fish.
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Temperature: Mollys can live pretty well from about 72 to 86 degrees F., but they're probably most comfortable from about 78 to 82 degrees F.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes when small and Premium Pellet Food when larger.
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Water Conditions: Mollys seem to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions. Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US seems to be OK, so it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8. We ship them in this water.
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Aquarium Size: It's probably best to house these fish in at least a 30-gallon tank, and more is better.
Keep at most one Molly per gallon, when they're small.
Larger Mollys need up to 5-gallons per Molly.
Decor: Mollys do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
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Live Plants are beautiful, improve the water quality, and are enjoyed by Mollys and baby Mollys.
Water Sprite and Java Ferns are very good plants for Mollys.
Non-toxic driftwood is also very good.
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Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
A Penguin 100B Filter in an aquarium with 10 to 20-gallons of water is ideal, and a Penguin 200B Filter is the right size for a 20 to 30-gallon aquarium.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
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We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
"Beautiful fish, I asked for color and aquariumfish delivered. Processing and shipping was extremely quick."
Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.