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Yellow spots?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Jezah, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Jezah

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    My 3 month old dalmatian molly fry have recently developed some weird BIG yellow spots on them. Its not velvet I dont think, as they are big spot and the babies are healthy besides the spots. I am going to give the babies a concentrated salt bath for like 30 min, anyone have any idea what it could be?
     
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    I have been breeding with Dalmation Mollies for the last 10 months or so.........

    ......quite a few of them have yellow/gold areas on their bodies.........

    .......I put this down to breeding colouration.........you don't know what they have in their "lines".

    This is a picture of one of my mollies...............it isn't that noticeable, but she does have a few tiny gold patches........

    ........which have been more prevalent amongst her fry......
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    Personally..........unless it looked like there was a problem..........I wouldn't mess with the water......

    .....however, if the Mollies are on their own....... a little salt will only help.........
     
  3. Jezah

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    OH! That makes total sense since I have several other fish in the tank and none of the others have spots! Huh, interesting. I never knew yellow spots came naturally to some mollies. I already have some salt in the tank, but I gave the babies a extra concentrated dip just in case. They yellow spots didnt go away, which apparently would have happened if it had been velvet. So its probably what you said. I wonder if the spots will stay with them through adulthood..
     
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    The yellow patches on my fry tended to get smaller as they grew older................................or the fish got bigger and the patches stayed the same size.............. :rolleyes:
     
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    In fact.........I just went and took a couple more pics.......showing the yellow bits........are your similar?

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    Wow, identical. Cool, now I am not as worried. I didnt think it was anything serious as they seemed healthy. I wonder what causes the spots...? Just genetics?
     
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    Yup........I believe it is genetics......the mothers had a tiny bit on them.........it just seems to come out more in their offspring............

    ......the top pic of the two is of a 1.5 inch 6-7 month old........and the bottom pic is a couple of 0.5 inch 2-3 month olds.......
     
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    Ohhh this thread makes me feel better, I had a female platy kick the bucket after i bought a sick loach (didn't seem like it till it was in the tank.) And I was worried about all of my fish. My fish all have a good apetite, so I'm not worried anymore.
     

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