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    First Lieutenant
    First Lieutenant

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    Location: Middle TN
    Favorite Fish:: Anything that's not belly up!

    PostSubject: molly genetics   2/19/2012, 2:29 pm

    Does anyone know of a site that discusses general molly inheritance patterns? I've been looking everywhere and can't find anything except people complaining that they can't find anything either.
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    Staff Sergeant
    Staff Sergeant

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    Location: gentry arkansas
    Favorite Fish:: mollies and platys

    PostSubject: Re: molly genetics   2/28/2012, 5:50 pm

    i couldn't find anything either but most of my fry look like the parents with a few that are always different. my last batch came from a white lyretail female and white sailfin male and most of them are white with a blue/silver sheen with a few that are dark. i know that with young lyretails their tales will look like normal molly tails for a long time and will eventually start shaping up. hope this might help a little
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    Location: Jamestown, NY
    Favorite Fish:: Sailfin Mollies, Rainbow Cichlids, and Red Point Honduran Cichlid. I also have 2 types of Cory Cats, 3 types of Plecos, Endler mixes, Electric Yellow Labs and Jewel Cichlids.

    PostSubject: Re: molly genetics   6/7/2012, 10:45 am

    Hi 2SciCrazed,

    Maybe it would help me, if you have a specific question. I have been working on breeding my own color of Sailfin Mollies called Pumpkin Heads. The color is not done being created yet, but the genetics will be very strong. I used a lot of different parents to create the starting fish. After 2 years of breeding, I am about to begin breeding all of the similar colors. I am breeding towards a Neon Orange Head on a black body. I am not an expert, but still might have noticed the answer.

    I have heard of an old book and the author, that specialized in Molly gentics.

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    Betta Specialist
    Betta Specialist

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    Location: Euless, Texas
    Favorite Fish:: Betta's,Fancy Guppies, Plecos, kio.

    PostSubject: Re: molly genetics   6/7/2012, 2:02 pm

    I just did a Google search for Molly forums. If you can get on one they may be able to help you.
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