Scientifically known as Poecilia latipinna, the Gold Dust Lyretail Molly is a marvel of the animal kingdom. Belonging to the Poeciliidae family, they are native to freshwater environments in North America, particularly in the southeastern United States. Their scientific name, Poecilia latipinna, derives from the Greek word "poikilos" meaning "varied" and the Latin "latipinna" referring to their prominent dorsal fin—a fitting name for these visually diverse and striking fish.
One cannot help but be entranced by the Gold Dust Lyretail Molly's dazzling appearance. These fish exhibit a breathtaking golden sheen that seems to sprinkle their bodies with the finest stardust. Measuring approximately 2.5 to 3 inches in length, their elongated bodies are adorned with a delicate, lyre-shaped caudal fin that flows gracefully, reminiscent of a lyrical masterpiece. These graceful fins are particularly prominent in males, showcasing their vitality and vitality to potential mates.
For those interested in exploring the fascinating world of livebearer fish, the Gold Dust Lyretail Molly offers an excellent learning opportunity. They exhibit viviparous reproduction, where females give birth to live fry instead of laying eggs. Witnessing this remarkable process can be an educational and rewarding experience, providing insights into the wonders of aquatic life.
Due to their captivating golden hues and elegant tails, Gold Dust Lyretail Mollies are versatile additions to a range of aquarium themes. Whether your tank showcases a lush aquatic garden, a rocky underwater landscape, or a minimalist design, these fish effortlessly enhance the visual appeal of your aquatic habitat.
We feed our fish a mix of frozen, live and prepared foods including daphnia, baby brine and cyclops. We also supplement their diet with a mix of Northfin Veggie and Community.
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