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Old 03-17-2003, 12:42 AM   #1
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Confused about my molly


A couple of months ago I "adopted" a large male molly, Porky, from my boss to add to my livebearer community. She told me that he was a male gold molly, and since I have only been previously familiar with swordtails, I didn't think anything of it. However, tonight I bought Porky a girlfriend, a gold molly. (I also bought a lonely little gold dust molly). When I brought her home, and saw her compared to the male, I noticed that they look very different. I can tell they are both mollies, because their fin patterns and body shapes look alike, but their colors are different. Porky is very large, I'd say three inches, and a very pale marigold. His fin designs are a bright greenish, and his pupils are black. The female is normal size I'd say, and she is reddish-orange, with reddish pupils, and her fin designs are yellow-orange. Is the male a different type of molly than what my boss had told me?
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:00 PM   #2
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Probably are the same type of molly, it is common in the animal world for the males to be much brighter in color and almost look like a different species than the females. It is only in the human species that females are much better looking than males
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Well, look at it this way, i may be white, but my birthmark is hardly visible, and my skin is not very dark, where as another white male may have a dark purple birthmark, and be very tan. Just trying to rationalize with ya
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