Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-26-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Glass Catzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
Mollies for Genetics

I am doing an "experiment" with molly genetics by crossing 2 varieties.

To start, I have:

1 male Creamsicle Molly,
Click image for larger version

Name:	molly1.jpg
Views:	195
Size:	44.2 KB
ID:	147438

and 2 female Dalmation Mollies,

Name:   molly2.jpg
Views: 225
Size:  8.3 KB

a Birth Trap.

The possibillities could be endless.

Photos are NOT mine.
__________________

__________________
- A Catfish Named Mike
Glass Catzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 217
Following this one for sure! Are they virgin females or gave they been exposed to this particular male for a while? Or are we going to have to wait 6 months for results? This is cool!
__________________

__________________
CcJ23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Glass Catzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 6
I just bought them yesterday, but they were in tanks right next to each other.
__________________
- A Catfish Named Mike
Glass Catzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: AquaLand
Posts: 2,000
Takes like a month to breed no?
__________________
Oscar and ClownKnife Fish Lover
Fishanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Scottyhorse's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 3,823
I wonder what they will look like!
__________________
Starting over...... Kinda.

3, 20, 25, 33 Gallon FW Tanks.....For Now


Scottyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
clowninaround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 127
I have one....will post pics in a bit.
__________________
clowninaround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
delfisherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sussex county delaware
Posts: 406
youll have a bunch of golden panda mollys. i used to make different types of mollys by selective breeding and following their genes.
__________________
delfisherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Oceangirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 643
I have a female Virgin Black. I raised her from a fry. She is still virgin. I got rid of all my molly's shes's the only one left. I have her in with some Glofish. She ate an entire planted tank. I have another molly or Platy fry given to me. Its half black and half white. Looks like a panda. We'll see in a few months once she is grown up a bit.
__________________
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/fishin-cycling-step-dark-side/
Fish in Cycling
By Jetajockey
Oceangirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 03:01 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,113
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glass Catzilla View Post
I am doing an "experiment" with molly genetics by crossing 2 varieties.

To start, I have:

1 male Creamsicle Molly,
Attachment 147438

and 2 female Dalmation Mollies,
Attachment 147439

a Birth Trap.

The possibillities could be endless.

Photos are NOT mine.
Just remember, all Mollies available today (I believe) are genetically linked to the original wild Green Sailfin Mollies. I'm pretty sure no other color or fin type are natural colors or found in the wild.
Many years ago, I let some very expensive Honell Red/Black Tuxedo Deltatail Guppies interbreed for a few generations and the end result was the fish reverted back to their wild colors. That could be your experiment, seeing how many generations it takes to get your mollies to go back to being green sailfins. Just a thought
__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 03:21 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
TheLadySmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 60
My male calico Creamsicle doesn't like Dalmatian mollies! He never showed any interest in any dalmatian female in my tank Haha. The guy at the pet store told me creamsicles won't breed with Dalmatians.. I don't believe that, never heard that one before.. I hope your male likes Dalmatians! Maybe you'll get calico babies! I'm lookin forward to pics.
__________________

__________________
45G Bow Front: 3 Molly & 9 Serpae Tetra
TheLadySmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
genetics, mollies

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.