cross breeding livebearers
I read that endlers can breed with other livebearers. I was wondering which other livebearers can cross breed with each other. Do they go by class, species, ect.? I don't want to have any of my fish doing this. I have fancy guppies, and green swordtails right now.
Hi and welcome to FishForum.com
About your question, your guppy's and swordtails will not ever ' cross ' breed. If im wrong, if i am than correct me someone, fish only will breed with there own species. Swordtails with swordtails, guppy's with guppy's etc....
Hope it helps :D
nicks right like a sailfin molly and a bollon molly can cross breed but a molly and guppy cant.
Endlers and guppies will obviously interbreed.http://www.tropicalfish.site5.com/ubb/wink.gif Another reason why you can't mix Endlers and guppies.
Swordtails and platies will interbreed thus creating a variatus platy.
Xiphophorus helleri(swordtail)+Xiphophorus maculatus(platy)= Xiphophorus variatus(variatus)
Mollies will interbreed regardless of what strain they are. Balloon mollies are just an abnormal strain of mollies. Take note that there are species of mollies commonly available: Poeciliid spheneops, latipinna and velifera. Spheneops is a cross of latipinna and velifera.
So little miss mollies are fine with the swordtails and guppies. Do you guys know of any thing else that will, I'd love to have something that is a little less common. But I'm wanting all livebearers. With the laoches and cory, I'll become very angry :evil: if I had fish that spawned and had their eggs eaten. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Plus the water conditions that I have are good for livebearers. After many loses, I gave up on barbs and cardinal tetras. :cry: By the way, hello and nice to "meet" you.
Livebearers don't lay eggs. Only cories and loaches will do. However, cories will easily breed in your community provided you got 2 males and one female. That's the recommended ratio. With loaches, then your cory eggs will be eaten.
Loaches will also eat the fry of the livebearers but not the cories.
As for your barbs and tetras, you may not have cycled the tank hence their deaths. You need to cycle the tank in order for them to live without too much extreme changes in the water chemistry. Cardinals aren't suitable for tanks which are just establishing in the early stages.
Danios and platies are hardy fish and will survive during cycling. However, I'd recommend you go to Fishless Cycle rather than cycling with fish.
panda cory just laid eggs but i dont have a mate for her :cry:
so i have a pineapple swordtail and a sunburst platy...and they will interbreed? grrr...im not ready to have babies! lol
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