Can u breed mollies and platies

  • Thread starter

joe

Valued Member
Messages
203
Reaction score
0
Points
176

fletch

Valued Member
Messages
260
Reaction score
1
Points
178
I think its possible to breed any similar sized live bearers. so saying that, pretty much anything apart from mosquito fish
 

Jason

Well Known Member
Messages
752
Reaction score
1
Points
176
You can interbreed swordtils, mollies, platies and guppies
 

0morrokh

Fishlore VIP
Messages
4,472
Reaction score
12
Points
208
Experience
5 to 10 years
If you have, say, 2 male Mollies and 2 female Platies, the question is how to make them not breed!
 

fletch

Valued Member
Messages
260
Reaction score
1
Points
178
they probably wont but they can. Why wouldnt you want to interbreed them?
 

DEADFISH

New Member
Messages
37
Reaction score
0
Points
156
as you were saying they can be interbread....how do they turn out?
 

Boxermom

Valued Member
Messages
446
Reaction score
0
Points
176
I've been told by a scientist that they cannot interbreed.
 

Semantic Drift

Valued Member
Messages
54
Reaction score
0
Points
166
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.
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Aquarium Photo Contests

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom