Question about Fry?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by riptide904, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. riptide904Valued MemberMember

    Are black molly fry born solid black? I examined mine today and realized they aren't black, but a tan-ish marbled color. They are 4 days old and both parents are solid black. I wanted to know if it's possible that there was a different father, or a different gene showed up, as all photos of black molly fry appear to be actually black.
  2. DaniostetrasValued MemberMember

    I'm not sure, but I know that platy fry aren't born with full color.
  3. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    When they are that young they do not show their full colour. I have had guppies and mollies look very different when they are that tiny. You will need to wait a few weeks. And yes, with mollies it is possible she was pregnant several months ago to a different male.
  4. tunastrackWell Known MemberMember

    No, a lot of times they are as you described and darken up as they grow. A lot also have white bellies. I have seen some who even as adults look almost like a scaless fish because of all the tan still mixed in. It is my hunch that this is due to breeding with a varied other molly type. So I guess it is possibly a gene activity. (if that even makes sense lol)...Good luck with your babies!! Would love to see pictures!! :)
  5. coacoa8506Valued MemberMember

    They're still developing. Just wait :)
  6. omarsoaheebNew MemberMember

    My Baby Dalmatian and black mollies are about 2.5 months old. can i put them into the adults tank

    adult's tank having
    3 sword tais(1 male,2 female)
    8 platies
    2 female guppies
    5 mollies
  7. coacoa8506Valued MemberMember

    If they're small enough to fit in their mouth, no. JMO

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