Thread: multi species breeding
12-17-2011, 04:29 PM #1
multi species breeding
ive heard that a guppy can breed with other live bearing fish like a platy or swordtail for example will a male molly breed with a femal guppy etc.. if this is true that would be a cool thing to try i have heard and read this from multiple sources but just sounds like its untrue
12-17-2011, 05:56 PM #2
The ones that can hybridize are Swordtails with Platies, and Guppies with Mollies. Personally, I wouldn't recommend cross breeding livebearers due to some possible birth defects of the new hybridized babies - Just breed certain types of livebears with there own kind.
P.S - Just a little side not though, it is fine to cross breed Endler and Guppies. From my experience it shouldn't do no harm to either.
12-17-2011, 08:11 PM #3
The fish that will cross breed are of the same genus.
Guppys, Endler's Live Bearers and Mollies all belong to the Poecilia Genus in the Poeciliidae family.
Another branch of the Poeciliidae family is the Xiphophorus Genus which includes Platys and Swordtails.
However the two Genus will not interbreed.
I would not be surprised if like the mule, most of the off-spring of a genus cross hybrid were infertile.
12-18-2011, 01:51 PM #4
alright cool thanks for the info
02-19-2012, 03:22 PM #5
Personally, I wouldn't cross-breed endlers with guppies to keep the endler strain pure