12-07-2013, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JillLittleMomma
My son is doing a science fair project. He is trying to breed a hybrid. Here is the link to the project idea.
The project calls for male Guppies and female Endlers.
The problem is that I need pure strain Endlers. I have only been able to track down juveniles in our area. The project has to be finished by January 31st. So, I need adults that can breed. I have been doing some research and found that Mollies and Guppies are also supposed to breed well.
My question is will Molly/Guppies breed as easily/quickly as Endler/Guppies? I only have two months. Also, the project says to get 5 male Guppies and 5 female Endlers to ensure that they breed within the timeline. The reasearch I have done says to get trios (1male x 2females). Is the 1x1 ratio best for this short of time? or is the trio always best? I will separate the females after they give birth. I do NOT want to keep a having fry! So, the males won't have long to annoy the females. Which from what I read is the reason for the trio rule.
Petsmart has both Guppies and Mollies on sale for $1 this weekend!
The problem become finding females that aren't already breed when you pay them, but yes Guppies and Mollies (Muppies) will "X' as well as platies and swordtails, I think you better off with trio's