Scientific Name: Molliensia velifera
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 2 inches
Approximate Full Size: 4 inches
Native Region: North America
The Silver Molly has been selectively bred to produce a fish with a solid silver body and fins. There may be a bit of black flecking on the body. As a livebearer, the male will have a pointed shaped anal fin (gonopodium) while the female has a fan shaped anal fin. Growing to about 3 inches in length, the Silver Molly is an omnivore and will eat most all aquarium foods. Be sure to include some vegetable based foods in the diet. As a Molly, this fish prefers harder water with a fair amount of salt, up to one cup per 10 gallons.