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1stAquarium 04-14-2010 12:42 PM

What do balloon molly fry look like?
I think my balloon molly FINALLY had her fry but I'm not sure they aren't guppy fry - do they look very similar? I've had her about two months and she's always been fat but no fry til now. I can only see three babies at the minute, maybe some got eaten, I've put them in a breeding box anyway. They are very dark in colour and I think have shorter tails and slightly fatter bodies than my guppy fry but I'm not sure? Can't get a photo ATM.
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fryup 04-15-2010 04:22 AM

as far as i know a guppy fry is white/no colour (i have seen guppy fry) and molly fry have full colour i think but not too sure :):):)

1stAquarium 04-15-2010 12:03 PM

Hmm well they are very dark if not black but otherwise look a lot like guppy fry! Anyone know if guppy or platy fry ever come out this colour? I have platies too
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fryup 04-16-2010 02:17 AM

i have had lots of guppy fry and there always colourless...i think what you have are molly fry :):):)

balloonmollies3 04-16-2010 06:06 AM

I had a balloon belly molly that had birth to 21 babies and her babies just had another baby. So we are pretty familar with balloon belly molly fry. They are small they will either be dark brown/black or white. But ocasionally they will 'change' their color as they grow like we had a black fry, but now that he is older he is white.

biokid101 04-16-2010 05:09 PM

i had one guppy give birth to dark guppy fry and right now at 9 weeks old and they look like mickey mouse platies now but they r guppies cause i never had platies b4 so it depends

1stAquarium 04-16-2010 06:48 PM

Hmm I guess we shall see! I've had hundreds of guppy fry n they've always been colourless too as far as I can remember, certainly never this dark! Do the balloon molly fry look any different bodywise?
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Mister Sparkle 04-16-2010 11:31 PM

Don't know if these links will work.

Here's a molly fry:

Here's a guppy fry:

1stAquarium 04-17-2010 04:24 AM

thank u!!

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