Sailfin Molly - Poecilia latipinna
This tropical aquarium fish is an illegally released pet fish. The native range is southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America.
Variety found in Montana is solid black. Small in size.
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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The only natural habitats suitable for tropical fishes in Montana are warm springs and ponds or small streams resulting from such springs.
Apparently, well adapted to survival in oxygen depleted waters.
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