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post #1 of 6 Old 03-03-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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What Species Platy

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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?
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Hello,
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. There are a lot of websites that breed oriental rainbow platy's that might have something like that it is... Platy Fish | Ornamental fish export News But 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 but maybe that website can get you what you want!!!

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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!!!

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-04-2012, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks,
I checked out the local fishstore and saw an orange colored one. I'll do a search locally to see if anything simular is available in red & gold or even all red. I want to balance out the colors of my tank inhabitants. If I add some reds platys, they will steal some attention away from the 10 neon tetras, who always hog the center of the tank.
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I checked out the local fishstore and saw an orange colored one. I'll do a search locally to see if anything simular is available in red & gold or even all red. I want to balance out the colors of my tank inhabitants. If I add some reds platys, they will steal some attention away from the 10 neon tetras, who always hog the center of the tank.

Your welcome! I have a sunburst Mickey mouse platy who is several different shades of golds and oranges who is really gorgeous. The crimson ones and red ones are really pretty as well. My crimson one just dropped her fry after mating with my blood heart platy last month. So I can't wait to see what they look like. Here are pics of the 2. Good luck on finding out what type that one is and please keep me posted you have me curious now!!! The first one is my bleeding heart and the second my sunburst!
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The bleeding hearts look good. I check with my lfs next friday and see if they have re-stocked with more platys.
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