10-19-2011, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MinaMinaMina
I'm not super educated on this, I understand that there is some confusion in the area... but my understanding is that it may be possible for Mollies and Swordtails to interbreed. Of course, this isn't recommended. Even aqadvisor.com
recognizes the possibility and has a warning when the two are listed in an aquarium together. I'd be happy to be wrong, but I'm not entirely convinced.
swords and mollies are different families: swords and platies are Xiphophorus and mollies and guppies are Poecili. being different families, they can not crossbreed.
(not entirely sure family is the correct term, it has been too long since i learned the terms for that stuff, but i know species isn't right.)
(i also do not know why my font changed color, but i can't get it to go back to black)