Livebearer mating

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well..... at first i only had my male guppies, female mollies, and female platies. all my mollies died exept one fry. since the first day with platies, they went crazy over that poor platy. then i bought female guppies and STILL they are crazy for that platy. it has been this way ever since i got the platy.
 
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no but i'm expecting. i will post pics of the platy. she looks pregnant.
 

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no, heres my story of buying her and her pregnancy. i bought her. no gravid patch. guppies went crazy for her. still no gravid patch. 2 weeks later with guppies still going crazy 4 her. red gravid patch. its still growing the patch
shall i highlight the gravid patch?
 
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it actually only took 10-15 minutes. those guppies will do anything for that platy. it felt like hours though.....
 

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im sorry wonton but it is probably harassment more than mating .you will not get a platy and a guppy to mate .... keep a close eye on them so she isnt hurt
 
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it looks like mating if you see it in person. they do the same thing to my female guppies when shes not in the tank.
 

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im sorry wonton but it is probably harassment more than mating .you will not get a platy and a guppy to mate
it looks like mating if you see it in person.
It depends on what's meant by "mating", to be honest. Male guppies have been reported to attempt to mate with a platy, but producing offspring from such an encounter is believed to be a physiological impossibility.

They may go through the motions, which could be termed "mating", but I wouldn't get my hopes sent on crossbreed fry.

Great picture, regardless!
 

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I agree with Shawnie and mathas, it's just an attempt on the guppies part. I've never heardo f them possibly cross breeding.
 

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Yes, I agree with Shawnie, mathas, and Ben. IMO your gup is just "going through the motions". Keep in mind that your platy girl can store sperm for several months and become preggo with no male platy in sight.
 

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I am just wondering if your platy had any fry. If she did, was it a guppy/platy crossbreed or just platy?
 

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