Primarily white with black spots, reminiscent of the Dalmatian dog which gives the fish its name, Dalmatian Mollies are hybrids of the Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna). They are peaceful, freshwater fish, that originated in North Carolina, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
Dalmatian fish are less than 5 inches long and are good for 30-gallon tanks. They need many plants and a good filtration system. They are live-bearing fish, which are fish whose eggs come to maturity inside the fish and give birth to living offspring. The Dalmatian fish is an omnivore and needs algae. Flake food should be algae-based and supplemented with freeze-dried blood worms, brine shrimp and tubifex. With a breeding box, Dalmatian fish give birth every two months or so.