Can you keep Mollies in salt water aquariums?

Can you keep Molly fish in saltwater aquaria?

Mollies, Poecilia Sphenops, are a popular tropical fish choice for community aquariums. They are simple to keep, easy to breed, and available in a wide range of colours and sub-types.

Although typically sold as a freshwater fish, mollies can be adapted to live in saltwater. Mollies originate from brackish water lakes in Central and South America, where rivers and oceans meet.

Sailfin, Lyretail and normal Mollies can easily transition from freshwater to brackish aquariums using basic acclimating methods, and can even be added to full marine saltwater setups using a longer and gradual slow drip method (ideally for at least 3-4 hours).

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