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when molly fry become "balloon"?

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Not an answer but an opinion which if nothing else gives your post a bump. These "Baloon" fish that seems to be the craze now in breeding, comes across to me as something Frankenstein would do. It's a physical deformity which for some reason someone decided to set into the genes. These fish seem to struggle to be fish and I cant imagine them doing well in a competitive community tank.

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I agree, I was not aware of that when i bought them.

But actually they are doing ok.

For sure, I'm not going to buy it anymore, especially

after I saw they started to sell balloon red eye tetra...

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Not an answer but an opinion which if nothing else gives your post a bump. These "Baloon" fish that seems to be the craze now in breeding, comes across to me as something Frankenstein would do. It's a physical deformity which for some reason someone decided to set into the genes. These fish seem to struggle to be fish and I cant imagine them doing well in a competitive community tank.

Very tricky subject. I'm not a fan of balloon, bulldog or long fin fish, but they have been around in the hobby longer than some people think and some are viewed as "normal" fish and not given a second thought.

Veil Tail, Delta and Halfmoon Bettas are fish that have been line bred for their long fins. But because they have been around for decades in the case of Veil Tail bettas, people view them as normal. But long fin Oscars can cause quite a discussion. What is the difference? One we are used to looking at in pet shops since we are kids.

What about Goldfish? Many of the varieties of goldfish involve a form ballooning or other forms of a deformity but very little is said about these weird swimming fish.

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I think balloon mollies are adorable personally.

Theres plenty of fish that dont survive the cut throat world of the community tank. With a specialist tank though most balloon mollie bloodlines are quite robust.

As to when they show balloon traits, pretty much at birth. Good chance the dad wasnt balloon.

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I think balloon mollies are adorable personally.

Theres plenty of fish that dont survive the cut throat world of the community tank. With a specialist tank though most balloon mollie bloodlines are quite robust.

As to when they show balloon traits, pretty much at birth. Good chance the dad wasnt balloon.

theyre robust for a fish, but not so much for a molly ;P

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