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Any Info On Sailfin Mollys?
June 29, 2009
1:54 pm
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rrcoolj
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Hello all, Im looking for everything I can on sailfin mollys. Im also looking at places I can buy them the wild variety like in the pic below...

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June 29, 2009
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Hey

A good starting point for Sailfin information is to go to your local library and ask if they can obtain for you a copy of the book 'Livebearing Fishes - A guide to their aquarium care, biology and classification'. Author John Dawes. Blandford Publishing. ISBN 0-7137-2152-9.

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June 30, 2009
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They seem to have fallen off their perch in the UK. Don't know anybody who keeps them.

June 30, 2009
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yeah it seems that nobody keeps them /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> I've done alot of reading on both all livebearers and silfins in particular and for the most part it's just general information nothing really specific. Plus I like to get experience from people who already have them.

July 1, 2009
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There used to be a really nice article online that discussed velifera, latipinna and [ip]petenensis[/i] and the history of the sailfins in the hobby in great detail. It was posted in a couple of places, but seems to have been taken down.

Let me see if I can find a saved copy.

July 1, 2009
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I remember a few years back one of the local aquarists showing me some of his photos of hiis holiday in Cancun, Mexico. The cenotes were where you could see huge P. Mexicana (6in. +). You are able to swim and dive in these largely freshwater inland ponds and watch these fish in their natural habitat. I promised myself; one day.
If you follow the link and look for any others you'll at least be able to see these spectacular fish.

http://fish.mongabay.com/bioto.....mexico.htm

July 1, 2009
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i sometimes see good sized sailfins in the local shops, but it does seem they have fallen from grace. such a shame as they are indeed a stunning fish.
only advice if u do get some is to use salt, they do seem to fair better the more salt in the water.

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