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Old 09-27-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hello. Is it normal for a molly to change colors? She was this color Click image for larger version

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Now she this color
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:58 PM   #2
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Now she this color
Ok what this is weird I got pic. Of the color change but it wonít let me post it on here so I thought I will just snap another pic and when I did the fish had all her colors back. Lol my son said I was seeing things lol
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:06 PM   #3
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Haha! Sometimes fish will change colors a little during mating, stress, water parameter changes, etc. Im not familiar with Molly's, but others do this
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:07 PM   #4
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:08 PM   #5
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Oh wow....i keep mostly cichlids, and my African stock will change that dramatically
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:10 PM   #6
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A few min earlier she had all her colors back. My son still says Iím seeing things. In the pic that wonít post she was almost all white with her black spots
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:28 PM   #7
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Haha! No more shrooms
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:04 PM   #8
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This is a copy of the other post. See post
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Old 09-27-2020, 10:11 PM   #9
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Well, your platy may be stressed. Does it have other platys to be with? She looks kinda stressed.
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Old 09-30-2020, 05:55 AM   #10
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Is it a platy? got it as a molly.
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:36 AM   #11
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It definitely is a platy. I have a platy that looks similar. They can definitely get confused sometimes. How is she now?
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:57 AM   #12
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Color comes and goes. Guess I need to get more plates then I only have that one
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:06 AM   #13
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Definitely. She probably is stressed. She will be fine after you get her some friends but beware, they breed like crazy.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:09 AM   #14
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Platys tend to have shorter rounder bodies. A Molly is a longer sleeker fish. I find Mollies also have more of an upturned mouth. Both are Livebearers but they cannot crossbreed with each other.- from myaquariumclub.com
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:11 AM   #15
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She's a tuxedo platy.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:21 AM   #16
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OK cool. I just posted the descriptions for the OP. I couldn't identify one or the other if you were paying me, lol
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:23 AM   #17
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It's cool. I wasn't trying to be mean or anything. I just found out what type of platy is was and I thought it would be some helpful information for OP
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Old 10-01-2020, 10:00 AM   #18
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Molly

Now I worried about overstocking my tank if I get more Hoe many do you think I need?

I have now
2 albino bristlenose pleco
2 nertite snails
5 mollies
1 platy
5 black neon tetras
3 neon tetras
5 Harlem raspberry (misnamed)
1 male betta

55 gallon tank
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Your pretty close. Prob 3 more (I dunno how they school or shoal) would not be too much. Just remember that the more fish you have the better your filtration and bio removal needs to be. Just be diligent with your water changes and monitor your water parameters.
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:27 AM   #20
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Angelfish owner may have a better idea about how many should be together, like I said, I don't own any live bearers, I have trouble keeping them alive, lol
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