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LasColinasCichlids 01-15-2011 12:22 AM

Guppy & Balloon Molly Mating?
 
Ok...I have 3 sunrise tequila delta guppies (males), 1 tiny fancy male guppy, 1 male dalmation balloon molly, and a orange balloon female molly...

I did NOT know the two mollies were of opposite sex until my best friend pointed it out (she is into livebearers, while I am into cichlids and a bit more exotic & ancient fish).

The female balloon molly is the largest fish in the tank at maybe an inch. She is very round. Anywho, I witnessed the male balloon dalmation molly mate with her (fish porn is weird, lol). But one (and always the same one) of the sunrise tequila guppies is always after the female balloon molly! He swoons around her rear, and also like to "kiss" her on the top of her head. She gets irritated and swims away, in which he follows. When she gets really frustrated at him so will zoom after him with a tiny nip...which once in a while works.

I know, I need to remove her from the tank to prevent fry.

Anyways...is it possible for the guppy and the balloon molly to mate and actually reproduce??

Also...is she in spawning mood and like giving off a scent or what?

I wish she was bigger because then I could put her in my larger tank and use the fry as food for the cichlids, but she is too small and I am afraid my largest cichlid would swallow her whole.

Thanks to any that answer my odd question.
I know I need to either get a seperate tank or have my best friend put the female molly in her tank.

jaysee 01-15-2011 01:40 AM

Yes, mollies and guppies make muppies.

LasColinasCichlids 01-15-2011 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 560168)
Yes, mollies and guppies make muppies.


Wow! That is crazy!! Like designer dogs but designer fish?!

I think the dalmation balloon molly got to her first so I am sure they will just be molly fry. I cant even imagine what a muppy would look like, lol.

jaysee 01-15-2011 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by LasColinasCichlids (Post 560192)
I think the dalmation balloon molly got to her first so I am sure they will just be molly fry. I cant even imagine what a muppy would look like, lol.

The female can retain more than one fish's sperm, and can have fry that are from a few different males.

LasColinasCichlids 01-15-2011 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 560193)
The female can retain more than one fish's sperm, and can have fry that are from a few different males.


Oh, great! :roll: LOL I am thinking about sticking her in a breeder net thing in my larger tank until she has the fry and then have my best friend take her and give her an all female tank and then give the fry to my cichlids and BGK.

How long before she has the fry, generally speaking?

julem35 01-15-2011 09:57 PM

I'm not sure with mollies, but my guppies take around 4 to 6 weeks, only put her in the net when she is about to give birth. It is WAYYY better to put her in another take when she is ready, but until then, let her hang out with your other fish. She will become stressed and stress in not good in pregnant fish as it can cause birth defects and can kill her. Good Luck with her and I wish you the best!:-)


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