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post #1 of 4 Old 04-04-2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Guppies and new plaies are breeing

I bought 3 platies, 2 female one male, The second the male Guppy sees the female platies he mates with her. I have heard male guppies will try to mate with everything but will there be any fry? if so will they be fertile?

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-10-2009, 11:58 AM
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Website found good livebearer information

I don't think you will get Platy/guppy cross fry. I did however find a really good website about Guppies and it will work for any livebearer Here it is:

I have this one saved under my favorites as it has a ton of very good information covering livebearers.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-11-2009, 01:20 PM
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The anatomy part only works with poeciliids Eileen. Fin names will work with any fish but goodeids have an entirely different sex differentiation that does not include a gonopodium for a male. They are livebearers but also do not store sperm packets like poeciliids.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-12-2009, 11:31 PM
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When I use to have platties . my guppy male would try and mate with them. but they never had any mixed babies.
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