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post #1 of 3 Old 09-19-2012, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Is my Dalmation Lyretail molly supposed to have a blue glow?

I just bought a male and a female Dalmation Lyretail molly a few hours ago. I was wondering, is his tail supposed to have this glow to it? The female doesn't have any of this gloweyness, but she's not anywhere near as dark as he is, she's mostly white with speckles. I didn't see it at the petshop, and the kind of light I have is a "Flora Sun" Max Plant Growth, 15 Watts. I can't see it under other lights, including the flashlight, his whole self has this neon blue glow to him. Last week my grandmother kinda forced me to take in two balloon mollies she got at Petco, unfortunatly one of them had Columnaris Flexibacteria, which is a nasty type of fungus...I am hoping -I- didn't make the mistake of getting sick fish this time, I went to Petsmart instead of petco initially just to get medications and saw they had some fish I had been after for over half a year(I don't shop Petco anymore, they always give me sick animals). They look perfectly healthy, eat well are energetic and have no fuzzy growths or anything. I just wanna make sure. I currently have them in my ten gallon, which is usually my nursery, moved the fry to another nursery. lol Until I get the infection cleared up in my big tank anyways.

Normally one would give their water levels and such, but they came from Petsmart only a couple hours ago, three to be exact, so it's not my water causing anything. Here's the photo of him though, you can only see it on his tail right now, but it's kinda all over him when he is directly under the light.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-19-2012, 12:44 AM
i would think that's just how he looks but I am not totally sure! he is a gorgeous fish though.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-19-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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I've been dying to get Dalmation Lyretails for so long, but they've always been sick or out of stock when I go shopping, usually sick though. =( And he has got to be the most beautiful one I've ever seen, I certainly hope that's normal....if it is, it's kinda cool, if it's not...well...darn it all. x.x I have the worst luck, but that's the other reason they're in a temporary tank away from others. lol
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