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faithg1987 08-22-2011 01:11 AM

Need Help Breeding Mollies and Guppies?
Hi I am new here and have been keeping fish since I was a little kid but I have never bred them. I was wondering if the types of mollies I have would make some pretty babies, currently I have 2 Orange and black Mottled Molly females and 1 Dalmatian Sail-fin Molly I will be breeding, what colors should i expect, what type of finnage, so on so forth, the male is huge and the other two are brand new bought them today so they are on the small side.

Also I will be breeding guppies I have three males 2 are just normal fancy guppies, one turquoise and the other yellow and orange but the third is red white black and blue with long flowing tail and finnage, what could I expect from those guys?

you can view the video of my tank here
Molly and Guppy Breeder Tank - 10 gallon Freshwater fish tank


Beaches 08-22-2011 05:02 AM

Colour wise etc. may just the luck of the draw sometimes, as you could get a recessive colour gene from previous generations come through in the fry. Also if the females have been in a tank with males at the LFS, the females may already be developing fry when you bought them and female livebearers can store sperm from one insemination for months.

SaraR08 08-24-2011 03:25 PM

I'd answer your questions about the guppies, but it's been so long since I've had guppy fry.

I've got some mollies right now (babies too) and it is really hard to say what they babies will look like. The new ones that you've got could have any color babies imaginable as they can hold sperm from one male for up to 6 months. I've got two black mollies that typically have black babies as well and I woke up one morning and one of them had some silver/gray babies. You never know what the parents to the will be parents looked like either, so you just have to experiment and see what happens. (:

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