This is not a goldfish

It is a molly. Mollies are notable in the world of fish for being livebearers: the females pop out sprogs not eggs.

This one was rehomed in our tank for being an old rogue who constantly fathered molly babies, he came with his equally rampant son (who is not gold). They’ve chilled out a lot since they arrived, but that’s because there are no females (that I know of) in their new abode. He looks like he’s got no eyes to me but he’s ok in a freaky kind of way. I don’t know why, but in his new celibate state he puts me in a mind of a wizened old midget monk I met in a monastery in the Troodos mountains…

That’s another story.

Posted on October 25, 2010, in Travel, Tropical Fish and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What do you call a fish with no i? 😀

  2. I’ll be setting up my new aquarium when I get back from my hols mid Nov. My bro sent me a list of fish to get. There were no Mollys on it. Maybe I’ll get one. That one looks ok. He’s nice and colourful.

  3. Well we could send you one of his sons from the tank down the road from his prolific days except I am not sure he would survive the Royal Mail…

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