Mexican Mollies Prefer Mustaches

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Female Mexican molly fish preferred male mollies with mustaches according to a recent study published in the journal - Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. Scientists were curious as to why male Mexican Mollies have the impressive bristles on their top lip. The evidence drawn from experiments with over 100 mollies was conclusive - the female mollies consistently preferred men with mustaches. Often used to 'nip' during mating, apparently they just feel better. Looks like Tom Selleck, Justin Credible and many telenovela stars have known this for some time.

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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I know. I went back and forth on posting this. But it is just too good. Lets call it an exercise in self-restraint. :)

    matt
     
  6. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    I love the BBC's idea of "news". I mean, it's definitely interesting stuff. The BBC is full of really unusual facts, and specific things you would have never imagined. But did they need someone to tell them that evolutionary pressure caused a difference in the attributes of a certain population of mollies?
     
  7. doog

    doog Peppermint Shrimp

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    you mean ich-y

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    pgoodsell Horrid Stonefish

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    Of course they do. How can you not think this is sexy........
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  11. kitty2234

    kitty2234 Plankton

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    Blue Mexican Mollies

    Hi Fish Friends,

    I have just purchased and have not yet received my first BLUE Mexican short fin mollies.

    I can wait for them to start multiplying! I will hopefully be able to attach a picture of them later on.

    *** Does anyone else have the BLUE version of the Mexican Molly?

    kitty2234
     
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  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Please start a new thread. This one is old enough to have a beard buy now. Thanks!

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