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Old 08-29-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
 
Question Breeding Live Fish

I've searched around online and asked different people but have not been able to find any helpful answers.


I want to cross breed live bearing fish for no purpose other than pleasure and having unique-ish looking fish.

I have a separate tank in which I intend to place the females and males. I recognize I need more females than males.

What I would like to know is, which fish make for good (or possible) cross-breeding?

Guppies (males) have the beautiful fins - is there another fish I can cross them with?
Is there a molly / something combination that creates a neat breed?
Any others?

Thank you so much for your input / ideas
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:54 AM   #2
 
you can cross mollies and guppies and you can cross swordtails and platies. i don't know about any of the other livebearers, but these seem to be the most common.

if my information is incorrect, someone please correct it. i'm confident, but i have been known to be wrong :/
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
 
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I've searched around online and asked different people but have not been able to find any helpful answers.


I want to cross breed live bearing fish for no purpose other than pleasure and having unique-ish looking fish.

I have a separate tank in which I intend to place the females and males. I recognize I need more females than males.

What I would like to know is, which fish make for good (or possible) cross-breeding?

Guppies (males) have the beautiful fins - is there another fish I can cross them with?
Is there a molly / something combination that creates a neat breed?
Any others?

Thank you so much for your input / ideas
As far as I am aware, swords and platies are the only two types that will cross breed. If it was possible to cross breed the other types of livebearers it would have been done long ago, given that they are mostly kept in community tanks.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Never heard of muppies? Mollies and guppies can as far as I've heard. I've also heard guppies and endlers. Just remember the female should be the larger of the two species as the fry could outgrow the mothers womb or birthing canal.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #5
 
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Never heard of muppies? Mollies and guppies can as far as I've heard. I've also heard guppies and endlers. Just remember the female should be the larger of the two species as the fry could outgrow the mothers womb or birthing canal.

good point!
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