Black Fancy Molly
Black Mollies are relatively small in size, with the males growing to a maximum of 3 inches, and the females often growing a couple of inch larger. Their lifespan will completely depend on how well they are cared for, but in the perfect scenario, Black Molly fish can live up to 5 years in captivity.
Mollies are really very adaptable fish, but to keep them well you really do need to know something about them. A small molly is much bigger than the average guppy, and some of the biggest molly varieties are real giants. They are often described as more suited to brackish water systems than community tanks.
The Black fancy molly is one of those most popular fish in the aquarium hobby, and most people have had at one time, at least one of these gentle and attractive live bearers in their fish tank. Most people mistakenly believe that there is only one species of molly available in fish stores, but there are actually three separate species available in the aquarium trade.
Behaviour of the black fancy molly
Mollies have a mystique that sets them apart from other commonly traded livebearers, but with a reputation for being difficult to keep.
All of the species of mollies that are commercially available are docile fish, and will do well in any peaceful community tank. And emphasis should be placed on the word peaceful – if there are any aggressive fish in the tank, the wide-bodied and passive mollies will be bullied mercilessly. They aren’t necessarily a messy fish, but some of the hybrids are more susceptible to disease than some of the other beginner fish, and do better when living in well maintained water.
What to know about feeding aquarium fish
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.