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Old 10-16-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Mollys Can Change Colors?

I have a molly who, when I got her a month ago, was white on her stomach and kind of brown and light brown spotted on top. Now she's changed to white on bottom and black on top. Is this normal or something I should be worried about?
PS: She's acting fine. Params are good. No deaths. Everyone is happy.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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I have a black and white that changed too. It picked up a goldish color near his head and then a blueish color near his tail. My LFS could not explain why.
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He is just relaxing it happens nothing to worry about
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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i wouldnt worry about it. we have dalmation mollies, who should just be black and white. but they have flecks of goldy orange and shimmers of blue in them.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:33 AM   #6
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They do that. I had some that started out pure white with black spots and ended up mostly black. They are the undercover agents of the fish world.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:51 AM   #7
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Ha ha ha good one
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:16 PM   #8
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Ok gotcha. Well upon research, I also read that some fish can change sex. Is this really true? Has anyone witnessed this? I ask because that same fish seems to have lost her fin and gained a weewee! I've been keeping a close eye on her/him/it for a few days now, in hopes to witness the fin spreading out, but it still looks just like...a weewee.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:55 AM   #9
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Does your molly spread its other fins out most of the time . Clamped fins could be a sign of velvet or some disease.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:01 AM   #10
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lost her fin and gained a weewee!
You mean a gonopodium?

Sorry, I can't add anything more helpful here. I've never had a fish change colors, or sexes, for that matter.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:12 AM   #11
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You are likely just witnessing it maturing.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:55 PM   #12
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No, she/he doesnt have clamped fins. And yes, it's a weewee lol, and no, she was already matured and fully grown when I purchased her with a very clear fanned out anal fin, whereas now it's clearly a gonopodium.
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I can see from the pics you have that he is a boy but that was posted a while ago maybe he is a she in a he body
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:22 PM   #14
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I think you're looking at my black molly... I do have a picture of her, but its kind of hard to see. Although, you can clearly see that she was a girl in it. I'm going to take video of my fish I think...
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:30 PM   #15
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That would be great add a bit of you set up as it is nice to see others lay out and designs please?
Thanks will keep a eye out let us know when you have done it
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