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Old 05-24-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Black molly fin and tail color change? Normal?

My all black male molly that I've had for about 4 months now has started to look rather peculiar lately. His tail has started to gradually turn a bright gold color, and his top fin has done the same, almost like he has highlights. I'm not really too concerned about this, but I just wanted to confirm that this is normal. I hope so, because it is very pretty. I don't have any clear pics of him, but I could get some if necessary.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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Pics are always nice. It sounds like your molly may have some golddust molly in him and now that he's matured the color has come out.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Pics are always nice. It sounds like your molly may have some golddust molly in him and now that he's matured the color has come out.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:09 PM   #4
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Hi there. Has the fish survived the colour change ok?

My black male Molly has recently changed the colour of the tail and top fin to bright orange. I'm a bit worried.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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From my experience this color change is quite normal once they settle in and mature... It may even be a desired characteristic

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Old 10-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #6
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Black mollies seem to be prone to getting a bit of gold highlights on them. I have had black mollies with a gold tint to the edge of their black scales, with gold on their fins, and have had dalmatian mollies go black with silver highlights. I had some offspring from my line of black and gold mollies turn into wild type. As they get older their coloring can change quite a lot.
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