Re: Balloon Body Molly identification
Posted by Melody on 2009/12/14 0:43:44
They may have just been a leftover from a previous shipment or something. Definitly Hifin 'Balloon' Platy's.
Unfortunately, 'balloon' or 'pot belly' forms exploit a deformity which includes what appears to be a painfully rounded spine. The shape also can compact the organs. It's especially hard on the females as they also have to carry fry and there can be birth complications. The fry are often deformed to a greater degree, requiring heavy culling or natural death soon after birth.
I don't mean to be a downer but we should be informed about these things. My Son loved the Balloon Mollies when he was younger and we had several before I found out how they were produced. Whether you decide to keep them or return them, good luck!
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