Originally Posted by justinianobrenden
you have to breed them they arent really easy to breed so they are rarely in fish stores, get a ten gallon with like 2 male uppies and 5-6 female mollies try and go to a breeder so they mollies arent pre hit and the males will eventually try n mess with the mollies and bam she has muppies, it is possible cuz they are in the same family and they will be fertile offspring but since it is not naturally occuring you cant find them in petstores but its possible to create this breed... you can breed these three together: mollies, gupies, and endlers and you want the female to be the bigger species otherwise if a molly inpregnates a guppy the fry will be bigger and kill the guppy during birth, same goes for sworttails and platys those two can mix with eachother
I thought it was worth mentioning that there is a lot of readily available fish breeds or hybrids that are not naturally occuring... biggest examples are Blood Red Parrot Cichlids... males are infertile, yet the females eggs can be fertilized by a few other cichlids that it is thought these guys are a hybrid of.
Most endler's livebearers you see in Petsmart and Petco are usually a hybrid between a cobra guppy and an endler...sometimes sold under only the endler name, which is very misleading.
There are plenty of hybrids... a lot of albino fish and long finned versions of fish are a type of hybrid as it requires special breeding of certain strains to continue the color and longer fins, that wouldnt generally happen in the wild.
GloFish arent naturally occurring, but they are sold by the masses. Pot Belly & Balloon Mollies arent naturally occuring, they are hybrids... the ballooning being a deformation.
People are always trying to create hybrids to sell as they tend to breed them for better colorations so people will buy them verses the natural colors of the fish. Of course this breeding takes a toll on the natural life the wild caught and first generations of these fish would normally have.
And regardless of the controversial views of hybrid fish, they continue to sell and usually cost more than the "normal" fish, despite the drawbacks.