03-04-2012, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by rjordan390
I have a book called "The simple guide to freshwater aquariums" authored by David Boruchowitz which has a picture of a pair of Platys on the back cover. This picture was taken by J.Elias and the publisher is T.F.H. publications. Does anyone have this book?
I like to know if these platys are a known species or are they a special bred type. The book is copyright in 2001 and I assume the picture is too; so that means I cannot show a copy of it on the forum. So I will describe it.
From the mouth to the mid section, it is gold in color. It has a red spot behind the eyes. From the mid section to the anal area, it is red. From the anal area to the tail , it is black. The tail fin has a hint of red in it.
I would like to purchase four of these. Anyone know a breeder or dealer that has these in the order of colors as described?
I just actually did some research for you and I looked at that picture and I can tell you that it is a Mickey Mouse Platy but it has been mixed with different other colored platies to come up with that color. I have seen that they just breed and crossbreed and come up with the colors. Other than that I didn't find any websites that promise those colors. Honestly I think it is just another mix breed of what looks to be like a crimson mickey mouse platy and another type. But it is all in the cross breeding. Sorry I couldn't be more help!!!