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  1. Default Will it work? Could I create a hybrid? PLEASE ANSWER.


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    I was wondering if I could breed mollies to guppies and swordtails to platys.
    Would it work if I had only male guppies and only female mollies? Or only male Swordtails with only female platys?

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    I think the swordtails and platys will but the other two won't

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    i agree to the platty swords since they are the same family.

    but the mollies and guppys. no... triton has is spot on. they arent in the same family thus i dont think they would even consider mating with each other. now if you have a load of scientific supplies set up for gene manipulation then you might be able to get some hybrids going. i mean whats a few hundred grand for a possibility of a cheap hybrid fish?
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    Found this: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/poeciliids.htm

    Guppies and mollies belong mostly to the genus Poecilia while the swordtails and platies belong to the genus Xiphophorus. Species within each genus sometimes hybridize, and guppy-molly crosses and platy-swordtail crosses are not uncommon.

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    Mollies and guppies have been known to cross breed.

    They either get called Gollies or Muppies depending on which is the female and which is the male.

    The offspring may or may not be sterile, some hybrids can be. (Mules for example)

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    I'm with Trillianne. I thought guppy and mollies bred quite often. I looked them up in google images and they can actually turn out quite beautiful.
    Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.

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    Yeah also if you do mosquitofish and guppys there cool they have the body of mosquitofish some color from guppy and the extreme hardieness of mosquitofish I actually bought a couplehybrids as feeders

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    Yeah also if you do mosquitofish and guppys there cool they have the body of mosquitofish some color from guppy and the extreme hardieness of mosquitofish I actually bought a couplehybrids as feeders
    Guppies and Mollies are in the same Genus classification (Poecilia) and Mosquito fishes are in a different genus (Gambusia) so I am not sure they will cross breed. [Swords and Platies are both in the Xiphorus Genus]

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    Mine have I put a female in a breeder box for 3 months and she had a batch of babies and when she hadn't had any for a month I put in a male guppy and she had baboes with him and they where orange colored but looked grey clear in someareas.

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    Live bearers can hold sperm for several months.
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