If A Dalmatian Molly Has No Spots, Is It Still A Dalmatian Molly?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Jiminey, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. JimineyNew MemberMember

    IMG_1601.JPG This little guy, about 6 months old with his siblings has no spots at all on him. He is completely pure white. Is he still considered to be a Dalmatian?
  2. bgclarke

    bgclarkeWell Known MemberMember

    Name him Albert Bino

    Without any coloration I'd say it would be a plain Molly.
  3. Mcasella

    McasellaFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, he is the 101'st dalmation, (you can see a couple tiny ones on him, but if he came from dalmation parents he is a dalmation, not a silver).

  4. OP

    JimineyNew MemberMember

    It looks like a bit of a spot in the pic... It isn't. Its just the pic. Pure white. I assumed he would develop them over time, after 6 months still none. Both parents are dalmations btw.
  5. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I'm sure since he has the Dalmatian genes he's considered a Dalmatian.

    My question is if you were to breed him to a silver would you get any dalmatians at all.

    (I love thinking about how genes play around )
  6. OP

    JimineyNew MemberMember

    Id be curious to know if anyone else has had one before. And how long before spots showed up. If none show up in a few months I may try breeding him with a none dalmation. Would be curious to see those fry.
  7. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I've had something similar happen. I had a few micky mouse platys spawn and got a solid orange one. She ended up giving birth to micky mouses.
  8. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    not sure about the genetics of dalmations so i dont know if it could be called a dalmation. But im a serious breeding effort it would be a cull.
  9. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Cull...blah, blah,blak.
    He's a cutie. I've seen Dalmatian Mollies that are all black when full grown. Are they black mollies or dalmation mollies?
    I would breed this one above all the others because I would have a greater chance of getting dalmation mollies that were not all black at maturity.
  10. OP

    JimineyNew MemberMember

    Would never cull him!!! Only been in the hobby for a year, can't bring myself to cull any of them. I have separated a couple over that time that probably should have been, although I also have a tetra that has a nasty pop eye. He has been going strong for over 6 months still and shows no signs of slowing down!

    Sounds like he might be more rare then I thought. Will very much take care of him.

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