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Gold Lyretail Molly

The Gold Lyretail Molly, Poecilia sphenops, is a species of freshwater fish (live-bearer) that is closely related to the green swordtail (X. helleri). They make a great addition to a community tank to add a bright splash of gold that is sure to catch your eye. 

Males and females can be distinguished in a few ways, the main being the presence of a gonopodium (stick shaped reproductive organ). Males will also have a slightly pointed tail (caudal) fin.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Gold Lyretail Molly can reach a max length of around 5 inches. 

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. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.0 to 8.0
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 72 to 80

Tank Recommendations

  • Plants:Guppy Grass, water sprite, java ferns
  • Other:Tank decorations to make fish comfortable

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Sue Silver
Gold Lyretail Molly

I received 3 female and 1 male gold lyretail mollies. They are a beautiful yellow gold color and good size, very healthy looking fish. I have ordered fish from Flip Aquatics before and have always been very pleased. Thank you Flip Aquatics. Sue

Jason Erkel

I ordered 3 of these lyretail mollies and received them all in great health. The packaging was very professional.


Arrived alive and healthy, beautiful addition to my tank! Flip Aquatics is the best!

London Wood

Gold Lyretail Molly

Matt Everhart

I ordered 5 gold lyretail mollies. I got 6 and they all looked great after shipping. There was a nice mix of males and females. All of them are doing great. I also ordered two mystery snails and got 3. They were quick to wake up and doing great.