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Old 11-29-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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Can someone help identify what fish this is?

It's either our blue Rams that laid eggs about 2 weeks ago which we thought they ate all of them or its the balloon molly that had babies with the black molly which I don't think is the case. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-29-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
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Old 11-30-2014, 12:35 AM   #3
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It looks too big to be a 2 week old ram so if our only other choices are Mollies, then it's a molly
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They weren't in the tank yesterday! Woke up today and bam there's little fish swimming around...


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Old 11-30-2014, 01:51 AM   #5
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They definitely look like mollies


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So the balloon molly and the black molly had babies?


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Old 11-30-2014, 07:29 PM   #8
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The balloon Molly is just a genetic mistake that was bred to be deformed honestly. They are the same species.


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The balloon Molly is just a genetic mistake that was bred to be deformed honestly. They are the same species.


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Same genus, however not necessarily the same species.


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I'd go with same species honestly. No one has reclassified it, and that's all it is, a Molly with a big belly. Temperament, color, breeding, feeding, nothing's changed.


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I'd go with same species honestly. No one has reclassified it, and that's all it is, a Molly with a big belly. Temperament, color, breeding, feeding, nothing's changed.


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It's can't be reclassified because it's not a pure strain. Most mollies in the common pet trade are actually hybrids of schenops and latipinna.


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They are both mollies, don't know what the little one will turn out to be though.
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