Can u breed mollies and platies

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by joe, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. joe

    joeValued MemberMember

  2. fletch

    fletchValued MemberMember

    I think its possible to breed any similar sized live bearers. so saying that, pretty much anything apart from mosquito fish
  3. Jason

    JasonWell Known MemberMember

    You can interbreed swordtils, mollies, platies and guppies
  4. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    If you have, say, 2 male Mollies and 2 female Platies, the question is how to make them not breed!
  5. fletch

    fletchValued MemberMember

    they probably wont but they can. Why wouldnt you want to interbreed them?

    DEADFISHNew MemberMember

    as you were saying they can be do they turn out?
  7. Boxermom

    BoxermomValued MemberMember

    I've been told by a scientist that they cannot interbreed.
  8. Semantic Drift

    Semantic DriftValued MemberMember

    Here's something I read on the Wikipedia entry for X. maculatus - "The fish commonly sold in pet shops is not a pure strain of X. maculatus, but is a hybrid between X. helleri and X. maculatus. In general if the male has a sword shaped tail they are called swordtails. Otherwise they are labeled platy. Color and fin shape vary wildly in the aquarium trade."

    So, apparently, platys and swordtails can hybridize. I read some other sources, not as reputable as Wikipedia (if that's possible) that other livebearers can interbreed too.