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Emma_ch 11-12-2006 11:22 AM

Maybe a stupid question....
Have a tank which started with two mollies (now there's about 28...) and a few others. Was just having a look with my Dad and one of the mollies we have is gold, with different looking fins. This could be just coincidence, which it probably is - but is there any chance a molly could have cross breeded with a guarami!?!?!? Because this one fish rea;ly does look different, bit of a mix.

Don't laugh at me if that is stupid..!!

xingumike 11-12-2006 11:40 AM

Pretty sure that ain't possible!

But if im wrong i really wanna see a picture of it! :)

dprUsh83 11-12-2006 12:08 PM

Even if it is a molly...I'd still like to see a picture :lol:

crazie.eddie 11-12-2006 12:37 PM

Yeah, it's impossible. Don't forget, the coloring is in the genes. Just becuase the current mom and dad are one color, it doesn't mean that they will not always have the same color in offspring. The parents, parents may have been different colors as well.

girlofgod 11-12-2006 02:06 PM

yes, i'm pretty sure that it's impossible, cuz gourami's are egg-layers and mollies are livebearers...but NO question is a stupid one, so don't be embarassed to ask them!


Emma_ch 11-13-2006 06:14 AM


Oh well.

Would take a photo, but at work right now!

Thanks for you replies though :D

blueangeleyes 11-13-2006 05:53 PM

hello Emma!
We all learn by asking .so dont ever be worried about anything you ask..
sure hope you plan on putting a pic up!

joeshmoe 11-13-2006 06:26 PM

it could be just a deformed mollie. if there breed with there owen family then this is more likely to happen

daisycutter 01-05-2007 03:34 PM

almost any color can appear from nowere by mutation and there could other genes in the mix from down the family line

tophat665 01-05-2007 07:19 PM

It is absolutely, totally, and categorically impossible for a Gourami to breed with a Molly. It is sometimes possible to crossbreed members of different species in the same genus, and almost impossible to breed members of the same family not of the same genus. These are not only two different families, but in different Orders. The plumbing just ain't compatible.

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