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post #11 of 16 Old 12-06-2009, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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"Wag" just means that the fish has black fins on top of a specific body color. ex. Red Wag-> Red body, black fins
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-06-2009, 08:25 PM
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Ohhhh ok cool. Thanks. lol

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post #13 of 16 Old 01-06-2010, 04:34 AM
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just throwing what little knowledge i have of Platy genetics....its seems to be that the "mickey mouse" is a dominant trait so theoreticly if one of the parents has it it should be passed on to all the babies...i personally dont like the MM ones so i keep them out of my tank
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post #14 of 16 Old 01-06-2010, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Mickey's aren't my personal favorites either. Or the whitish yellow ones. But hey, some people really like them so to each his own.
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-06-2010, 12:10 PM
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Just sharing my experience with platys:

I bought some mickey mouse platies and less than a week after I brought them home, one of the females gave birth. It is obvious that she got pregnant at the pet store, and she came from ang all-mickey display tank. Observing the fry, I noticed that some of the fry did not show all the characteristics of the parents. The parents had yellow body, mickey mouse spot, and red spot on back. Some were only yellow, some had the red spot, while some were drab grey with a faint mickey mouse spot. Very few looked exactly like their parents.

I also have an acquaintance who is a show guppy breeder. He says that livebearers, no matter how good the genetics of the parents, tend to have low-quality offspring. Even with good lines, he deems only around 5% of the fry of acceptable quality, sometimes even less. The rest are thrown away or become feeders for predatory fish.

Your fish love watching you as much as you love watching them. So please practice responsible fishkeeping.
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-16-2010, 06:10 AM
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my paltys are 2 young to breed but my guppys have and here goes:-

male(dad) was a silver body wih black spots on his tail....
female(mom) was pure yellow ...

BABYS..(14) 2 were yellow like mom and the others(12) were silver bodys with black spots on tail and yellow fins.....these fry look like they have tiger print on there tails ....hope this may help.....:):):)

also ...look at the adult fish...imagine what there mixxed up colour would be come ....maybe you might create you own colour and looks........good luck...:):):)

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