Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Yucatan Molly [Poecilia Velifera] [Poeciliidae]


General Specifications

Latin Name: Poecilia velifera.
Geographic Origin: Central America, Mexico, Yukatan.
Nutrition Format: Both carnivorous and herbivorous. Small creatures and algae on the water.
Behavior: Moderate aggressive.
Behavior to Their Type: Only 1 male is recommended in the aquarium.
Swimming Level: Medium - Surface
Gender Discrimination: Men are more colorful and upper fins are more advanced. Men have gonopods.


Live birth (with the tearing of the egg immediately after it has left the belly of the fish).

Living Medium

Temperature: 25 ° C to 28 ° C
Maximum Sizes: 15 cm.
Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 100 liters. Tanks of at least 300 liters are required to reach large dimensions.
Water Hardness: 13 - 19 ° dH
pH: 7.5 - 8.0

General Comments: The water of the aquariums should be bitter because they live close to the parts where the river flows into the sea. Throwing a tea spoon salt into 50 liters will provide both bitter water conditions and will also make the fish resistant to the mantle and white bean. In the aquarium, 3 female and 1 male are recommended. When more than 2 males are placed, the dominant male can crush other velifera. Their reproduction is a little tougher than the other live births, the offspring can be fed with artemia and powdered feed. The male's back fins are very important for fish during the reproduction period, and in small volume aquariums, the fish do not develop this fin.