Good news on the latipinna. With mollies it is all about space, water and alot of food. They should do well for you now and when you get their fry start them right with lots of bbs and as the fry grow graduated larger tanks and you will get big fish. Pick the late developing males and keep the females virgin and then mate and you can breed some big beauties.
I wish I had a camera but I don't. The old Innes book has a great photo of velifera. You can find one on the net but find a photo of a wild male and not the hybrid domestic stuff.
Lord knows what a dwarf blue gularis is. In the old days a dwarf red was smaller than a regular blue as the blues were 6-8 inches then. Not any more. Dwarfs reds have much less finnage. I have to breed my blues as they are nice but not great. We need wild stock and don't get it.
The kafuensis came down with velvet. Ugh. Nothos are a pain compared to SAA's. They are responding to the salt so it should be ok. The females never got as robust as I like but they are ok. The symoensi look great and the calabarica are like rabbits.
I have a bunch of monties ready to drop and it looks like I have a few of the unspotted babies coming along. I hope they cross as I want the unspotted's body and fins on the spotted fish. The little red pictas are producing well. Not fast and not all red males but a stock is growing.
i still cannot get over how hardy the petenensis mollies are. They are great. I really love those guys.
I will be moving to NYC in the Fall so it will be interesting what happens with the fish. I will need to store eggs and send live fish to friends there if I can even set up enough tanks. I may have to choose a couple of species or just be a keeper for a while until all is settled. It's a bummer but such is life.
I haven't forgetten the package Joe, just being slow.