ne could scarcely refer to the Molly Miller blenny as an "ornamental fish." To be sure, it is one of the most hideous animals that an aquarist's money can buy. With its bulbous, bony head, huge eyes and a crown of bristlelike appendages, it bears the visage of something out of a Dr. Seusian nightmare. In lieu of the bright hues and gaudy patterns characteristic of so many other coral reef fishes, it is colored only with blotchy patches of drab browns, greens and grays. Lacking a well-developed swim bladder, it more or less lays on the bottom, clumsily scooting about in a most ungraceful manner. Really, as far as outward appearances go, its only saving grace is the sad consolation of being (at least to some fishkeepers) so ugly that it is cute.
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All of the above would seem to make mollies incompatible with community tropicals, and to some extent that is true. But, although things like tetras and Corydoras probably don’t have any place in the molly aquarium, there are plenty of fishes that will thrive in the warm, hard, alkaline water these fish need – . Almost all of the New World livebearers enjoy these conditions, and most will even tolerate small amounts of salt if necessary. Other freshwater fishes tolerant of such conditions include glassfish and wrestling halfbeaks. At SG 1.004, a nice variety of unusual brackish water fishes could be kept as well, including bumblebee gobies, Brachirus sp. soles, and orange chromides. The violet goby Gobioides broussonnetii would be an especially interesting addition, coming from the same parts of the world as the mollies and inhabiting the same sorts of waters
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A 20 gallon aquarium is a good minimum size for this fish. The larger the tank, the more stable the water. Filtration that does not disturb the surface is ideal as the black molly enjoys skimming the surface with its mouth, looking for food to eat. A heater is also required to keep the water at an ideal temperature. Tankmates should be of the non aggressive type, and bear in mind that the fish can be a prolific breeder so don't be surprised if you wake up one day and see little black dots swimming about.
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Marble Lyretail Molly