The Gold Dust Molly is perfect for hobbyists who love the Black Molly but want a fish with color. This variety of the short-finned Poecilia sphenops Molly has an interesting color scheme of black and gold that accentuates it's playful and energetic behavior. The colorful and lively Gold Dust Molly makes a peaceful addition to most aquariums.
The Gold Dust Molly prefers hard, alkaline water conditions and may not thrive in aquariums with acidic or soft water. The Gold Dust Molly has the ability to adapt to a variety of salt levels in the aquarium. Through gradual acclimation, the Gold Dust Molly may be maintained in either a freshwater or saltwater aquarium. In the freshwater aquarium, a minimum of a teaspoon of aquarium salt per gallon is recommended for optimum health.
The Gold Dust Molly requires an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with algae and plenty of room to swim. The Gold Dust Molly should only share an aquarium with other peaceful fish that prefer hard water with elevated salt levels.