The Sailfin Molly inhabits fresh, brackish, and coastal waters from North Carolina to Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The natural lifespan of Sailfin mollies is short, particularly in the case of the males, which may live less than a year after achieving sexual maturity. Sailfin mollies are small fish and range from 0.5 to 3 inches; the size of adult males is directly correlated with population density. Sailfin mollies feed primarily upon algae and other plant materials, although they will consume a number of aquatic invertebrates.
Exhibit: Flint River Gallery & Hatchery