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I have been breeding some red coral platies for several months now. They have pumped out hundreds of fry, but there is this one, probably a juvenile now, that was born with some black spots directly above and below the point before its tail fin. I have read that this could be cancer or part of genetics. If that is the case, what can I expect as far as breeding goes?

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If you want to breed only solid red platies, you might want to remove that one who may be carrying some Mickey Mouse or wag genetics that will lead to more offspring with more black coloration. 
There are increased cancer risks for platies with black coloration, but there are also millions of healthy platies with black on them. I’m not sure if there is a way to tell which bloodlines have high cancer rates unless your fish develops cancer. So until that happens, I would breed or not breed the fish with black spots according to whether or not I want to keep my bloodlines solid red. 

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