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Jazander 06-24-2011 08:32 PM

Guppy mating with molly??
 
My male guppy is constantly after my female balloon molly. Can they actually reproduce?

LasColinasCichlids 06-24-2011 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jazander (Post 711454)
My male guppy is constantly after my female balloon molly. Can they actually reproduce?

Yes, their offspring is called Muppies.

It has to be a female molly and male guppy, as female guppies cant safely birth such large fry produced by molly genes.

Muppies are infertile and cannot reproduce themselves, and some think they have a shortened lifespan.

Also, swordtails and platys can crossbreed.

Vnessa123456 06-24-2011 09:18 PM

It's time to play the music...
It's time to light the lights...

Jazander 06-25-2011 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by LasColinasCichlids (Post 711476)
Yes, their offspring is called Muppies.

It has to be a female molly and male guppy, as female guppies cant safely birth such large fry produced by molly genes.

Muppies are infertile and cannot reproduce themselves, and some think they have a shortened lifespan.

Also, swordtails and platys can crossbreed.


Does anyone have a picture of what they look like? Sounds kinda odd to me.

Beaches 06-25-2011 08:45 PM

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I thought they were called "Gollies" lol!

Nothing stops livebearers from trying to mate LOL! I think it is rare for a productive/successful mating to happen in a general aquaria setting but if it does, as previously mentioned the fry don't survive for very long. Just my thoughts anyway.

The picture is supposedly of a guppy/molly cross...I can't verify its authenticity though.

This link shows some great videos of someone who intentionally crossed the two and documented their progress.

YouTube - ‪raidenfanign's Channel‬‏

Jazander 06-25-2011 09:31 PM

wow, that does look like a molly guppy cross. Cool. I know my molly is pregnant by another molly right now so I geuss we will see what her next batch of fry look like after this one.


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