Mollies (Poecilia) are a genus of fish that are native to fresh, brackish and salt water in the Americas. Live-bearers, the Poecilia species are collectively known as mollies.
Along with their platy cousins, the mollies are part of a pivotal aquaculture group of livebearers, which can live in water from fresh to fully marine, and a wide range of other conditions. They feed on smaller insects, animals, and vegetation. Mollies need to live in water that is 25 to 28 °C (77 to 82 °F).
Mollies come in several different colors and spot patterns, such as black, white, black and white spots, orange, orange and white spots.
Mollies have been kept successfully in freshwater, brackish, and saltwater conditions, although the last is not recommended for the novice aquarist.
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