06-24-2007, 02:57 PM
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Do Livebearers interbreed?
I read on the subject and many of the sources say that Platies and/or Swordtails can interbreed, but that doesn't seem to be the case for my fish. My male Mickey Mouse Platy sticks close to the female Mickey Mouse Platy and almost never leaves her side. He doesn't seem to even notice the other female Platies in the tank (although he does peck at them if they get too close).
The reason that I am asking this question is, unfortunately, my male Red Swordtail died the other day. The female is all alone and I really want to get her a companion. However, I'm wondering if I have to stick with the Red Swordtails or if I can get another kind. The Koi Swordtails have really caught my eye and I would like a male, but don't want him to be aggressive toward her. Would it be better if I just got a female instead?