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rcbows 09-29-2012 09:23 AM

"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! :-)

DragonFyre14 09-29-2012 02:46 PM

I'm sorry but can you clarify what exactly you'd like help on?

rcbows 09-30-2012 06:57 AM

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.

DragonFyre14 09-30-2012 10:08 AM

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.

Byron 10-09-2012 04:32 PM

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:


rcbows 10-09-2012 06:22 PM

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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