Fish Species

Dalmation Sailfin Molly

Dalmation Sailfin Molly - Description

The Dalmation Sailfin Molly is also known as the Marbled Molly. It gets its name from its 'sail like' dorsal fin, this is only present in the male of the species.

The Dalmation Sailfin Molly can be found in freshwater, brackish and costal waters. Considered suitable for beginners as they are a hardy fish.

They are Omnivores so east a variety of plant and animal material including Algae, Bloodworms and Brine Shrimp.

Profile of the Dalmation Sailfin Molly

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Dalmation Sailfin Molly species.

  • Size: Up to 15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 20 to 24 Degrees PH 7.5 to 8.0

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae, Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Keep in pairs, males can be aggressive to each other

  • Habitat: Streams, Marshes, Swamps and Estuaries.

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: North America

Scientific Classification of the Dalmation Sailfin Molly

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Poecilia latipinna

  • Popular Name: Dalmation Sailfin Molly - Marbled Molly

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cyprinodontiformes

  • Family: Poeciliidae 

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Facts about Fish Species - Dalmation Sailfin Molly

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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