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Old 09-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
 
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Post "Molly Genetics" need info!

I have been trying to research "Molly" Genetics especially P. sphenophs, color variations. Does anyone her know anything about them.

I have Black, Pandas, Black Golddust, Golddust, Marble, Orange tailed Marble, Jaguar and Silver Molly's, but need more info on genetics!
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
 
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I'm sorry but can you clarify what exactly you'd like help on?
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:57 AM   #3
 
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Mostly the relationship of the different color morphs of the species P. sphenops and if they are a result of crossbreeding with P. latipinnia or are true P. sphenops.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
 
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I believe it depends upon which species you purchase and from where. P. Sphenops is often crossbreed with P. latipinnia because it often creates a more disease resistant molly. I believe it has little to no affect on the color variations though.

Sorry I don't know that much about the relationship of the different color morphs. hopefully someone who has more experience will pop in.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
 
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In our profile of the Common Molly [click the shaded name] I mentioned that some of the colour varieties are the result of cross-breeding the two species. This I obtained from a biologist. But I've no idea which, so can't offer much more. Perhaps contacting the American Livebearers Association, here's their site:
http://livebearers.org/

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #6
 
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I am finding out lots of stuff about the LFS variety's of Mollys I will let you know more as I proceed with my research. Thanks for your input.
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