|Re: ID this Swordtail for me please...............|
Subject: Re: ID this Swordtail for me please...............
by varig8 on 2009/6/17 18:09:28
Thank you for all the posts.....The "white" on its tail holds no interest to me, be it infection or fungus or what have you. It is the unusual color that interests me. In 30+ years of keeping tropical fish I have never seen this color displayed by any swordtail (or Platy) before!......Platymef....If I am to understand you correctly, you consider this swordtail to be a red swordtail? In other words, coming from a "red" strain? The color isn't red by any stretch of the imagination, it appears to be albino(red eyed),and light chocolate brown with some recessive yellow. Very similar to the coloration of the Chocolate molly, almost identical in fact as far as the comparison of coloration. Or, have I mis-understood that the fish is this color due to age or illness, or some other outside environmental factor, and then "turned" this brown color from its original normal red color? IF this "brown" (red) is the natural color of the fish and not due to age,illness,etc., what do you suppose that its lineage might be? I would be very interested in trying to produce some swords identical to this fish! I have never seen any swordtails this color before and think that this red eyed "Chocolate" is exceptional. Thank you in advance for any suggestions and/or information!