Hi, this fish came with a bunch of feeder guppies I bought about a year ago. I have no idea what it is, and Google has not been very helpful. Is it a platy guppy cross? I would just like to know. If anyone could help me, I would appreciate it.
I couldn't find any pictures online of either a molly or platy that was colored like this, that's why I thought that it was some sort of cross, as it was in with a bunch of guppies. Thanks for the input.
Dorsal fin and coloration would highly suggest it is a wild molly. They erroneously sell tons of these fish as wild guppies here as feeders for turtles, wartsnakes and small predatory fish. Hey could be as small as a quarter of an inch up to 3 inches long.
I got it at a local pet store when I purchased some new female feeder guppies for my colony. I have kept her in with the colony, and she follows the other females around. The males don't even try to breed with her. I guess she's kind of lucky, lol. She's a little larger than my largest female guppy at this point. I would imagine she's adult size due to how long I have had her. I think she's really pretty neat. Maybe I should get a male friend for her.
My seller would usually scoop out a cupful of feeder fish and when you check carefully, there are small green-form swordtails, gambusias, wild guppies, some of that fish, an inch-long silver tilapia looking cichlid and sometimes there are even small halfbeaks lol.