Livebearer mating

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by wonton55912, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. w

    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    for those of you who wanted to know what it looked like... i have a pic of a guppy mating with a platy here
     

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  2. p

    philipbouchard-davies Valued Member Member

    How did you get a guppy to mate with a platy?

    Phil :)
     
  3. OP
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    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    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.
     




  4. p

    philipbouchard-davies Valued Member Member

    Have they made babys yet?

    Phil :)
     
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    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    no but i'm expecting. i will post pics of the platy. she looks pregnant.
     

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  6. p

    philipbouchard-davies Valued Member Member

    Are you shes not just pregnant from the lfs?

    Phil :)
     
  7. OP
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    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    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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  8. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    it was a very desperate guppy lol

    good timeing on the pic! :clapping: its so hard to get guppies because they just never stop moving! ugh! :shock:
     
  9. OP
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    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    took a long time to get the pic
     
  10. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    i wouldnt doubt it >.< i've sat for hours in front of my tank just trying to get the perfect picture! it pays off in the end tho =D
     
  11. OP
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    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    it actually only took 10-15 minutes. those guppies will do anything for that platy. it felt like hours though.....
     
  12. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    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
     
  13. OP
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    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    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.
     
  14. mathas

    mathas Well Known Member Member

    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!
     
  15. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    I agree with Shawnie and mathas, it's just an attempt on the guppies part. I've never heardo f them possibly cross breeding.
     
  16. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    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. ;)
     
  17. *Hannah*

    *Hannah* Valued Member Member

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

    mathas Well Known Member Member

    We're thinking wonton55912 has moved on, so updates aren't too likely at this point. She hasn't been active on the forums for close to a month now.

    See Lucy's post at the end of this thread: https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/livebearers/65197-livebearer-crossbreeds.html
     
  19. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member





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