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post #1 of 6 Old 06-24-2011, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Guppy mating with molly??

My male guppy is constantly after my female balloon molly. Can they actually reproduce?
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-24-2011, 09:53 PM
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My male guppy is constantly after my female balloon molly. Can they actually reproduce?
Yes, their offspring is called Muppies.

It has to be a female molly and male guppy, as female guppies cant safely birth such large fry produced by molly genes.

Muppies are infertile and cannot reproduce themselves, and some think they have a shortened lifespan.

Also, swordtails and platys can crossbreed.

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-25-2011, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, their offspring is called Muppies.

It has to be a female molly and male guppy, as female guppies cant safely birth such large fry produced by molly genes.

Muppies are infertile and cannot reproduce themselves, and some think they have a shortened lifespan.

Also, swordtails and platys can crossbreed.

Does anyone have a picture of what they look like? Sounds kinda odd to me.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-25-2011, 09:45 PM
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I thought they were called "Gollies" lol!

Nothing stops livebearers from trying to mate LOL! I think it is rare for a productive/successful mating to happen in a general aquaria setting but if it does, as previously mentioned the fry don't survive for very long. Just my thoughts anyway.

The picture is supposedly of a guppy/molly cross...I can't verify its authenticity though.

This link shows some great videos of someone who intentionally crossed the two and documented their progress.

YouTube - ‪raidenfanign's Channel‬‏
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-25-2011, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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wow, that does look like a molly guppy cross. Cool. I know my molly is pregnant by another molly right now so I geuss we will see what her next batch of fry look like after this one.
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