Creamsicle Mollys, also known as Orange Lyretail Mollys (Poecilia sphenops), are a popular freshwater fish species in the aquarium hobby. They are a hybrid breed of the Sailfin Molly and the Shortfin Molly, and are known for their vibrant orange coloration and lyretail fins.
Creamsicle Mollys have a relatively small body size, growing up to 3-4 inches in length, and are livebearers, meaning they give birth to live young rather than laying eggs. They are peaceful and can be kept in community aquariums with other non-aggressive fish species.
In terms of water parameters, Creamsicle Mollys prefer slightly alkaline to neutral water with a pH range of 7.5-8.5, and a temperature range of 75-82°F. They are hardy fish and can tolerate a range of water conditions, but it is important to maintain good water quality and perform regular water changes to keep them healthy.
Creamsicle Mollys are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen or live foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp, and vegetable matter such as algae wafers and blanched vegetables.
One of the unique characteristics of Creamsicle Mollys is their ability to adapt to both freshwater and slightly brackish water conditions. This makes them a great choice for aquarists who want to keep a diverse range of fish species in their aquarium.
Overall, Creamsicle Mollys are a great choice for beginner and experienced aquarists alike. They are colorful, peaceful, and easy to care for, making them a popular addition to many community aquariums.