03-31-2007, 07:36 AM
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potential molly/swordtail hybrids
i have 4 mollies (3 female, 1 male) and 1 male swordtail in my tank. my swordtail keeps mating my pregnant molly. i knew that livebearers could become hybrids, for example different types of molly could mate, and swordtails could sometimes mate with platties, but a swordtail and a molly??? what will be the outcome if, after she has these babies, she becomes pregnant as a result of this mating? would she be able to become pregnant by him? and if so then i really have no way of telling if she already is because my male molly has no interest in her, he is only interested in the other 2 (i think maybe because they are all black and my prennant one that my swordtail "fancies" is a sort of blonde colour) so i originally just assumed she was pregnant from a previous mating before i got her but now im wondering...
i know hybrids arent encouraged but i can assure you this wasnt deliberate. i never thought the 2 would mate. what do you suggest i do?