Black Lyre Tail Molly


    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
    Orders over £50 sent by next working day courier

Sale price£3.29


Black Lyre Tail Mollies

The Molly is a very popular community aquarium fish. This lively species loves to swim around in groups which makes them stand out in a freshwater aquarium. This listing is for lyretail molly species, each has a distinctive long pointed forked tail. The photo is for illustration only - the colours and patterns pictured are examples of typical black mollies. Some may have slight speckled colouring on the underbelly.

Assorted male and females supplied. We can segregate on request subject to availability - please contact us prior to ordering.

Can you keep Molly fish in salt water aquaria?
Although typically sold as a freshwater fish, yes, 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).

Approx. size: 1-2" / 2-5cm
Maximum size: 7cm
Origin: Southern and Central America
Ideal number kept together: 3+

Water conditions
Our conditions: temp 22 °C, pH 7.5
Ideal pH: 7.0 – 8.5
Hardness: 15 – 35°H
Ideal temperature: 21 – 29 °C

Ease of care
Easy. Mollies are hardy fish and prolific breeders, very few specific requirements.

The food we recommend is tropical fish flake. They can occasionally have frozen or live food like daphnia.

A community aquarium with similar size non-aggressive species (avoid long-finned fish or fin nippers) is ideal.

Mollies are live bearers so will spawn extremely quickly and while relatively young. Female molly fish must be monitored to ensure they are not harassed by breeding males (including their own juveniles!) 

Life Span
Assorted molly fish have an average lifespan live of 2-5 years in perfect conditions.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day) *  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99


* Orders over £50 that are under 2kg may be sent by a Royal Mail Tracked 24 service.

Please see our full delivery information page and terms and conditions for detailed information on shipping policies and zones


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