Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Fish Breeding (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/fish-breeding/)
-   -   guppy vs molly (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/fish-breeding/guppy-vs-molly-3382/)

lioness501 02-17-2007 06:04 AM

guppy vs molly
 
i witnessed my guppy mating with my baloon molly yesterday!! would anythin come of this? is it possible for them to interbreed?

rogerlee 02-17-2007 09:13 AM

hi lioness mollies and platys are the same family along with swords wich can all interbreed. but guppies are part of a different family but can breed with female endlers and vice versa. so theres no chance of a weird looking fish happening there :D lol hope that helps also hope your pleco is ok

lioness501 02-19-2007 04:21 AM

thanks roger! glad i wont get any weird hybrid species lol

JTheFishGuyG 02-20-2007 06:07 PM

cool
 
what would it look like i wounder :BIGhmm:

lioness501 02-20-2007 06:11 PM

extremely bizarre!!!

JTheFishGuyG 02-20-2007 06:19 PM

health
 
is the fish in any health risk if high breed or is it just wierd looking because i think its pretty cool

Lupin 02-20-2007 11:06 PM

Re: health
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JTheFishGuyG
is the fish in any health risk if high breed or is it just wierd looking because i think its pretty cool

A fish would be more susceptible to diseases if its parents used inbreeding methods. The genetics become quite poor thus the chances of deformity and susceptibility is high.

I despise hybrids so much although I would agree to that if the circulation of hybrids around the hobby is regulated or controlled. A lot of hybrids are rather deformed making it more difficult for them to eat, swim, etc. One example are blood parrots wherein most of them cannot even close their mouths.:blink: :shake:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2