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Has Anyone Bred Green Lantern Platies?


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When I decided to set up a 'peaceful community tank'* I really wanted Green Lantern platies, but none of the stores around me have them.

I am probably a couple months out from even bringing fish home to quarantine and I may even wait until spring, put my current platies (orange and red) in a pond outside and order a mix of boy and girl Green Lanterns to have the fun of raising fry. 

Here's my question: is the green lantern coloration something that tends to show up consistently in offspring, or does it require a lot of culling to get a group of fish with a consistent amount of green? I'm not a culling person, so I'll be living with or finding homes for whatever comes out. I just thought maybe not breeding very true is why stores here rarely have them, and wondered what I could reasonably expect.

*peaceful in theory, but due to male guppies who are very eager to challenge anything with fins, not so much in practice, womp womp.

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Sorry about the time to upload photos, I was out of town on business.  Also this tank temporarily has some fake plants in it for cover until the real plants get bigger and thicker.  For the most part I think they're pretty consistent.  Photos really don't do their green/blue sheen justice though.  I wish I knew how to upload video here

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I will say the only odd thing I find with my green lanterns is they I get a very large number of females vs males.  I don't know if the numbers are skewed at birth or if the males just get eaten or something.  But it's like 80 percent female.  I do get the same thing with dumbo mosaic guppies so maybe it has something to do with my water.  Not really sure

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On 7/22/2021 at 5:47 PM, Ben P. said:

I will say the only odd thing I find with my green lanterns is they I get a very large number of females vs males.  I don't know if the numbers are skewed at birth or if the males just get eaten or something.  But it's like 80 percent female.  I do get the same thing with dumbo mosaic guppies so maybe it has something to do with my water.  Not really sure

That's interesting!

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