Atlantic Mollies

Photo by Joel Sartore

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Scientific Name: Poecilia Mexicana

A baby molly is known as a fry and can live up to 5 years. The fry needs to be protected from other fish because adult fish tend to eat them as soon as they are born.

Size: Males 3 inches; Females 5 inches

Diet: Omnivores

Habitat: Fresh water fish native to Mexico and Central America

Conservation Status: Least Concern