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mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 02:43 PM

molly breeding
Will a Black Sailfin Molly breed with a regular black molly?

Neptune 12-01-2009 03:47 PM

I think so.

mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 05:03 PM

hmm ok, anyone else have any idea

Neptune 12-01-2009 05:34 PM

By I think so, I mean they really should. They're all still mollies. Just massively bred to enhance certain traits and minimize others. Or atleast thats's how i understand it.

mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 06:01 PM

Ohhhhh ok well I hope they do lol

bearwithfish 12-01-2009 07:47 PM

yess most live bearers will cross breed and of similar species it is easier for them to cross...

mastermindc3pro 12-01-2009 09:31 PM

Awsome i hope they get it on 8)

Neptune 12-02-2009 04:22 PM


Oldman47 12-06-2009 10:54 PM

A true sailfin molly is not the same species as one of the shortfinned varieties. Most of the fish we see in the hobby are hybrids between distinct species of molly but are usually composed of P velifera, P latipinna and P shenops (recently being renamed as P mexicana). The pet shop mollies are the hybrids of two or more of these species and often are more than wiling to mate with each other. Wild fish of those 3 species do not cross naturally, but artificial environments have been used to induce them to breed in captivity and now they are all mixed together and don't know any better. A real sailfin molly, almost unheard of in a pet shop, is a magnificent fish about 5 to 6 inches long with a dorsal fin that is about an inch tall and spreads across the fish from pointing towards his nose to almost touching his tail in the back. Have a look at this guy to get an idea of what a real sailfin looks like

Neptune 12-07-2009 02:37 PM

He's stunning.

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