I have some long term breeding goals... it wont be an easy task either. But we'll see if it is possible.
Produce a hybrid species that will reproduce.
Mollies, Platy's, Swordtails and Guppies are the only fish aloud to be interbred. Granted this is a wide range and will should yield a nice stock. Molly/Guppy hybrids tend to be sterile. Must find a hybrid of these two, with up to both other options that yields the goal.
Currently this project has not started production. However it is in research stage.
I plan on documenting this in detail with pictures once it starts.
My first steps will be to start with molly/guppy breed. Along side will try for guppy/platy, swordtail mixtures as well.
Why would I do this?
- to find color, odd, unique fish that I can give away... however they must reproduce in order to be successful. A Muppy or Golly (lol) mixture has intrigued me for years. But the sterile fry is an issue.
My thoughts are to try and locate which fish is causing the sterile population. Either Molly or Guppy. By finding this, I shall try to breed it out of them by mixing the species.
Task at hand wont be short, maturity in these species is 3 month after birth, give or take. With this said each batch will need to be monitored and cared for over long periods. This project will probably take me a few years to complete.
My wife finds it interesting. However my challenge is to obtain as much supplies as possible, at little to no cost. This will be a challenge in its self.
To anyone interested please let me know. In time I probably will setup a website with a blog and what not. For you all to follow. However I will also keep it posted on this site as it's a valuable resource for others.
Well I'm off for now, peace out.