Color choices for Platy fish art (Poecilia)

Platy (Poecilia)
Platy (Poecilia)

Color choices for Platy fish art - Ceramic artwork colors

Ceramic artwork color colors for a Platy (Poecilia) fish
Ceramic artwork color colors for a Platy (Poecilia) fish

Color choices for Platy fish art - Ceramic artwork colors


The video gives you a much better idea of the fish colors. You can see how the fish looks in different lighting conditions in the tank. Colors looks a lot different than a photograph.


Poecilia sphenops is a species of fish of the genus Poecilia, known by the common name molly; to differentiate it from its congeners, it is sometimes referred to as short-finned molly or common molly. They live in the freshwater streams and coastal brackish and marine waters of Mexico. Wild-type fish are black, silvery in colour. The molly will create fertile hybrids with many species of Poecilia, the most important being the molly sailfin. In general, male mollies appear to be slightly aggressive.

Did you know that Mollies ranks as one of the most common feeder fish because of its high growth rate, birth size, reproduction and number of broods.

I find it interesting that, contrary to popular belief, this species of fish is primarily a freshwater animal, spending no time in brackish water before swimming back to their freshwater biotope. Nevertheless, fish of the same genus have been found in coastal seawater, brackish swamps and freshwater streams, living and breeding. Mollies tend to be a hardy and highly adaptable species, but they have been degraded in tank-bred specimens over years of interbreeding.

Mollies are similar in appearance to their live-bearing relatives, platy, sword-tail and guppies; molly appears to be slightly larger and more aggressive. Some aquarists note more personality and agitation in holding mollies vs. platies, which seem to be much more docile.

References
Poeciliid Fishes: Mollies, Platies, Guppies, Swordtails
Platy (Poecilia) is one of the most popular tank fishes
Platy (Poecilia)

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