Linear marks in a Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)
Linear stripes in a Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

Ceramic artwork colors for a Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

Ceramic artwork colors for a Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)
Ceramic artwork colors for a Sailfin Molly fish

Analysis of ceramic artwork colors for a Sailfin Molly 


As you can see mother nature follows one of the basic principle of composing color schemes. The very neutral grays colors are used as the primary color. This is the main color through out the fish. As an artist the next thing to do would be to add a contrasting accent color to set off the fish and make it stand out from the wall. In this case there are several options coming from real life. The use of black. yellow and beige are all good options. It mainly just depends on the artist style and whither or not they want to go bold or stay more natural and stick to colors used in nature. In my opinion the Sailfin Molly needs a splash of color to be used as wall decor. The accent colors needs to make the art pop. I would bring in more of the yellows #f0f078 and blues #6078c0.


Sailfin molly or Poecilia latipinna is a fish species of the genus Poecilia. They live in fresh, brackish, salt and coastal waters from North Carolina to Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Sailfin molly is found in freshwater habitats from North Carolina to Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Preferring marshes, lowland lakes, swamps and estuaries, sailfin molly is very common in Florida. Non-indigenous populations are founded in New Zealand, the western U.S., and Hawaii. Sailfin mollies introduced in California have caused a decrease in the population of the federally protected and endangered desert pupfish or Cyprinodon macularius.

The body of the molly sailfin is basically oblong. The head is tiny, dorsally rounded, with a short, upturned jaw. The caudal peduncle is long and the caudal fin is broad, rounded, and sometimes black. The pelvic fins start at the anterior point of the dorsal fin. The dorsal fin is considerably enlarged in adult males. It is this characteristic that gives the species its common name, and the caudal fin is similarly colorful. Such prominent secondary sexual traits play a role in female mate choices. Females tend to be larger and more translucent, distinct from the Poeciliidae.It is a smaller fish than the Yucatan molly or P. velifera, although this species often does not grow to full length when it is housed in an aquarium. The dorsal fins are the most distinctive: those of the sailfin molly have less than 15 fin rays, counting where the fin meets the tail, while those of the Yucatan molly have 18-19. If the male extends his dorsal fins in the show, the trapezoid is shaped in this species, with the posterior edge being the shortest. The height of the dorsal fin, estimated at the back edge, is a little less than the height of the tail. The male molly is more aggressive than the female molly.

The body is generally light brown, although the breeding males may be greenish-blue. There are several rows of spots along the arms, back, and dorsal fin. Such spots also merge together, creating lines. Aquarists have developed many color variations in this species, with variations occurring naturally in the wild, including known melanistic, leucistic, albino and speckled forms.

The natural lifespan of sailfin mollies is short, particularly in the case of males who may live less than a year after sexual maturity. Sailfin mollies may become reproductive in less than a year, depending on the environmental conditions. Sailfin mollies is a small fish. At one year of age, males usually range in size from 0.5 to 3 in (13 to 76 mm) SL, while mature females are likely to be 0.5 to 2.5 in (13 to 64 mm) inch SL. The number of adult males is directly related to the density of the population. The larger the population, the lower the average male height.

Sailfin mollies are part of the lower end of the food chain. As such, they are prey to various animals, including aquatic insects, other fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.

References
Poecilia latipinna (Lesueur, 1821) Sailfin molly
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

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