Creamsicle Molly (Poecilia sphenops), also known as Creamsicle Dalmatian Molly, is a freshwater fish endemic to the shallow waters of South America.
They are becoming more common amongst hobbyists due to their vibrant coloration and social behavior. They are called creamsicles because their orange and white scales resemble those of the sherbert dessert called Creamsicles.
Growing to a length of up to 4 inches, the minimum recommended tank size of the Creamsicle Molly is 25 gallons for at least four fish. Water should be maintained at a temperature of 65-80°F and a pH of 7.5 -8.2.
Rocks, plants, and driftwood should be added to the tank to replicate their natural habitat and also provide ample hiding places. Floating vegetation can also be included to diffuse light entering the tank.
The Creamsicle Molly is a very peaceful fish species with minimal territorial behavior and little to no aggression towards other fish. However, more females than males should be kept together, as males can easily harass females, leading to stress and discomfort.
When properly taken care of, the Creamsicle Molly can live up to 5 years in captivity.
Creamsicle Mollys are naturally omnivorous and will accept both plant and meat-based foods. They are very easy to feed in a home aquarium since they are not choosey eaters. They will accept high-quality flake or pellet foods, frozen or live foods, and a variety of vegetables.
Most suitable foods for the Creamsicle Molly include:
Creamsicle Mollys are a peaceful fish species that will get along with most other fish species. They are also good candidates for a community tank since they are schooling fish.
However, it is recommended to keep more females than males to avoid the males harassing the females, with relentless attempts to reproduce, leading to stress in the females.
What fish can be kept with the Creamsicle Molly?
Being a peaceful fish species, the Creamsicle Molly is a perfect candidate for a community tank. Tankmates should, however, be chosen carefully to avoid the Creamsicle Molly getting harassed by other fish.
Best tankmate options for the Creamsicle Molly include Black Molly, Albino Bushynose Pleco, Goyder River Rainbowfish, Guppy fish, Platy fish, and Neon Tetras.
How big does the Creamsicle Mollies get?
The Creamsicle Molly will reach a maximum length of up to 4 inches when kept in a well-maintained aquarium.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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