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electronfish 09-04-2010 06:04 AM

i just want to ask if its OK to crossbreed the molly and platy?

kitten_penang 09-04-2010 07:08 AM

yeah sure you can

electronfish 09-04-2010 09:40 AM


what about the swordtail ang molly?

kald 09-04-2010 09:52 AM

Molly and platy? I highly *highly* doubt it.

Swordtail x Platy
Platy x Variatus
Guppy x Endler

Those are the only ones I know that can make non-sterile young. I love my swordtail hybrids. The father was a blue tuxedo platy and the mother a berlin swordtail. The hybrids have a deep dark red colour with a black tuxedo and black fins and a slight green shimmer in certain lights. Beautiful.

kitten_penang 09-04-2010 10:08 AM

you never know lol

electronfish 09-04-2010 06:49 PM

i only have platy and molly...:-)
im planning to crossbreed molly and swordtail if possible..
tanx for the info guys...

thank you sooo much!:-D

TankMAster 09-05-2010 01:22 PM

Guppies will cross with Mollies as well, but Platys, only with swords.

kitten_penang 09-05-2010 01:26 PM

looks like i have a new experiment .. platy bred with molly

kald 09-05-2010 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by kitten_penang (Post 464869)
looks like i have a new experiment .. platy bred with molly

Considering they're from a different genus and have different water conditions, it's about as likely as crossing a chihuahua and a kodiak bear. :)

eileen 09-06-2010 12:50 AM

Platies and Swordtails will cross breed because they are from the same family but not mollies and platies.

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