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Old 11-13-2006, 11:54 PM   #21
 
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Nah, it's a moppy!

I have been searching and haven't found anything yet but will post a picture if I actually find one, if it exists.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:17 AM   #22
 
I want a moppy
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:09 PM   #23
 
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from what i have experienced gupys and mollys will crossbreed but the fry will be infertile and will not be able to reproduce. Also The way the colors look is that you have a Molly's body but a guppys color. And Swordtails and mollys often crossbreed. It has never personally happened to me.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:25 PM   #24
 
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And Swordtails and mollys often crossbreed.
It is unlikely to happen as they are of different genus.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #25
 
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well hello again...the molly in ? is a male my female sword tail I have had her from the time she was fry...she was never in with a male swordtail..and as soon as I put her in with the mollies along came the male and they did ..The wild thing..(breeding)Now known that they will breed..Will i keep her in with them not at all..I dont belive in mixing guppies,swordtail,or mollies with others..Just like I dont belive in doing it with dogs..But thats not a topic for here...But anyhow i'll keep on learning in the hobby ..like everyone..Like a friend onces said to me...I have been in the hobby for almost 25 years and everyday I find new things out...you never stop learning..thats what I love about it..Oh yes..I almost forgot..I have been breeding guppies..and when mom is ready to drop she goes into her own breeding tank ..what is a 10gallon..after she is done she is then removed to the guppy tank what is a 30 gallon..I do know about over stocked tanks..thats not me..after fry is a week old they are then put into a 20gal or bigger..I do know about alot of fry..belive me..my female guppy dropped 3 weeks ago 232 babies..yes 232..Not 40..she did that with her first drop..all my beautiful babies are then feed the best food ..brine shrimp and a little egg yoke..some fry food and also fine flake food..I also sell to a pet store here in ontario..and he is very happy with all my fish...
anyways everyone have a nice day and enjoy ..
There is still another possibility with the pregnant swordtail... livebearers can become eggbound. Livebearing fish still have eggs, they are just fertilized internally. If the eggs aren't fertilized, the body will usually reabsorb the eggs until next time, thus the big pregnant belly is seen, but no fry. I'll be interested in seeing if there are fry, and what they look like if they appear... keep us posted please.
I won't say it's impossible, in this life anything is usually possible under the right circumstances/conditions... but it is still highly unlikely.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:25 PM   #26
 
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again, from my personal experinces it is possible. But it is correct that they are infertile!!! so dont waste your time trying to get them to do it again. It happens completely by chance!!!!
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:22 AM   #27
 
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Does anyone know what the cross between a platy and swordtail would look like? i have 1 male swordtail and 1 female mickey mouse platy, and he looks like he is trying to breed with her. She has had fry but i thought that was from when i bought her or maybe the other mickey mouse platy that passed away was a male, and if this is the case then she still has a few litters to go that will be mickey mouse platy fry, but is there any chance it could be the swordtail's male that got her pregnant, oh and if so will they be infertile?
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:03 PM   #28
 
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Does anyone know what the cross between a platy and swordtail would look like? i have 1 male swordtail and 1 female mickey mouse platy, and he looks like he is trying to breed with her. She has had fry but i thought that was from when i bought her or maybe the other mickey mouse platy that passed away was a male, and if this is the case then she still has a few litters to go that will be mickey mouse platy fry, but is there any chance it could be the swordtail's male that got her pregnant, oh and if so will they be infertile?
They will look like most of the platies you see in pet stroes look like. Very few platies are pure platies these days, hence the increase in agression levels in platies now.

Avoid cross breedeing if you can, it leads to poor quality fish and destroys any pure strains that are still around. If she gives birth, perhaps you can find another fish who would enjoy the treat of some live food for a while?
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:01 AM   #29
 
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ok well im not sure if they are his or not cuse the fry are starting to get the three mickey mouse dots on their tails. i cant get any more swordtail females as im moving to a bigger tank soon and i have alot of swordtail fry and as they arent his i can choose wether to keep the males from the group and buy more females or keep the females and buy one or two more males.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:12 PM   #30
 
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Hey guys, I don't know if this is a moppy or not but I searched moppy and these photos came up. It looks like a molly and I guess I could see some guppy in there too. I have no idea what the website says because it's japanese what do you guys think?



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