09-05-2011, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BarbH
From what I have read mollys and guppies can interbreed, the come from the same genus Poecilia, and swordtails and platys can interbreed they come from the genus Xiphophorus. The offspring of these mixes of fish are considered to be sterile and getting rid of the offspring can prove difficult as most LFS will probably not take them. Also if interbreeding you need to make sure that the female is bigger than the male.
Ya ive read lots about it to, and actually i think i have 2 sword/platy crosses cause to me (i could be wrong) their tails dont look as long as pure swords tails look, But thankfully it was male guppy to my female molly so of coarse female was larger, i just wasnt planning on them to breed because my male guppy never took action on her or any other female molly's before. so hopefully she isnt pregnant or hopefully she doesnt have to many babies so i wont have to worry about rehoming them, But im sure my LFS would take them off my hands because he does have a tank of colorless guppies or the guppy/endler hybrids. The tank is all feeder fish so im sure they would put them in there