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Anyone had seen a blue mickey mouse platy ?

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Anyone had seen a blue mickey mouse platy ?
Old 11-23-2010, 12:52 AM   #21
 
Can the blue platies be a rich or bright blue or are they just a dark blue?
I still would love a nice dark blue but a bright blue platy would be awesome.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:13 AM   #22
 
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I've never seen them in bright blue, just that pale blue. My female is sort of navy with brighter blue bits, but she's not brightly coloured, she's still a subtle sort of colour. I've just taken a video and I think I've got some good close-ups of her, but I can't upload it until I find my camera cable... (I had to demolish my office to let some painters in and I'm not sure where I've put everything)
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:48 AM   #23
 
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I've never seen them in bright blue, just that pale blue.
Id like to breed my red wag tail female with a blue male and see what the fry turn out like, could be some interesting sort in there.
My female just had her second batch of fry today since Ive had her for almost 2 months now. sadly only 4 of this batch made it past 5 minutes, the rest got eaten.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #24
 
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Are there any genetic charts on the internet that would tell you how that would turn out? I have a red wag baby which I believe is the daughter of my red wag adult (they are the spitting image of each other). The father is my blue mickey mouse because he is the only male platy in the tank (and I'd had them for quite a while before the baby turned up, so I doubt she was impregnated from anyone else before I got her - although it could be). I've no idea whether the red wag colouring is always dominant or whether it is possible to have a blue baby from such a pair, but my baby turned out the same as her mother.

I've posted one of the videos. You can just see my male at the beginning, but as I said, he was hiding in behind the filter outlet so you really can't get a good look at him, and he's not well anyway... I'll upload the other one tomorrow. In the second one, you can get a good look at my blue female.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #25
 
Im not sure if there is a comparison chart, ill have a look around and if i find one ill post it on here for you.
Maybe the reg wag is a dominant color if you have it with a blue, but if you keep trying your bound to get at least one eventually.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:55 PM   #26
 
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If the red wag colouring is dominant you'll always get it. If the blue is recessive, you'd only get blue if you mated 2 blues (if fish genetics is anything like people genetics - I have no idea about how it works with fish)

The second video is up. My blue female makes an appearance about 30 seconds in and you can get a pretty good look at her.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:02 PM   #27
 
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The second video is up. My blue female makes an appearance about 30 seconds in and you can get a pretty good look at her.
Damn it! my computer just had a spaz and now i cant look at half my things that i had open.
Could you put a link up so i can see the video.
I hate technology sometime
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:33 PM   #28
 
yea i would like to know what color would a blue mickey and white mix
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:40 PM   #29
 
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The videos are on my aquariums tab, under 165-litre.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:55 PM   #30
 
Oh yes i found it. very nice tank.
I found this picture of some really nice blue platys and this is what i want.
I really like the far left one because it has the most blue but the top one has a nice rich blue.
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