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Old 12-12-2008, 11:58 PM
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Default Delmation Mollys

I have 2 Delmation Mollys that had a lot of white/silver on them when I first bought them many months ago. Now they are almost pure black. Not that it matters they are still beautiful, but it is strange. My two silver Mollys are still silver. The one Molly fry that survived is silver and orange. I find it very interesting as my swordtails just stay orange. What colour where Molleys to begin with?
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:14 AM
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Default Re: Delmation Mollys

It is often quite normal Sandy for dalmation mollies to turn a single colour/black when they mature. Depends on what the dominant colour gene is.

On the other hand, if they were a single colour to begin with and then turned dark, it could mean that something is wrong with the water quality or diet and they are unhappy or unhealthy.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:17 AM
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Default Re: Delmation Mollys

They are healthy and happy and growing very big so I guess they are just going to be all black, which is alright. Do fish shed their scales as they grow
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:01 PM
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Do fish shed their scales as they grow

I am not quite sure what you mean by that Sandy! they may lose a few scales through fighting or rubbing on rocks, they do grow back. If you see them actually shedding their scales, I think that would be a sign that something is definitely wrong. Maybe they do shed tiny bits of their scales like we shed dead skin evey second of the day...but I honestly don't know about that. Their scales do grow bigger as the fish grows, but fish don't molt or shed their skin like some invertebrates do.

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