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Albino platy?
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.03.01(Mon)4:24    Post subject: Albino platy? Reply with quote

I have some platy fry (2-3 weeks old so they should have color from what I saw from my other batches) and they look albino, however they do not have a different color eye so it would be Cutaneous albinism. How could this have happend? Could the parents been the fry of adults who had Cutaneous albinism?

I will try and get pictures.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.03.01(Mon)4:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think fish get that but there have been albino, partial albino and leucistic platies. The gene may have been unexpressed for many generations and need not be from parents but gold Mickey Mouse platies are born practically colourless.

A friend imported a cat from Australia. His first litter contained a darker point kitten. We had to go back 12 generations in his pedigree to see where this came from.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.01(Mon)7:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, they are red wag platys and some of the fish from the batch are bright red and some are white/colorless.
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