Very true. They are runts, not normal. There's no such thing as dwarf guppies, dwarf platies, dwarf angelfish, etc. They were stunted so most people can fit them perfectly in a small tank. Very inhumane.I believe the dwarf platy varieties are actually regular-sized platys that have been stunted from growth. That's what I read on a tattoo'd fish forum/thread once. Not sure if it's true. If it is, that's cruel!