Can u breed mollies and platies

fletch

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

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

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they probably won't but they can. Why wouldnt you want to interbreed them?
 

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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.
 

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