Livebearers.....

Kidsmollies

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Silly question here....

With Livebearing fish, do they mate where the male and female come together, or does the male sperm float in the water and the female becomes "fertilized" that way!!!

Don't laugh at me! I'm so curious! LOL
 

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they don't really get on each other if that's what you were thinking
 
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J-Man said:
The male uses his gonopodium which is like a modified analfin to inject the spern into the female
This is exactly the kind of info I was wondering! Thank you.
 

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This discussion is getting slightly tmI ...but yeah, J-Man is right...in fact, the easiest way to sex livebearers is that while the female's analfin is fan-shaped, the male's is modified into a tube.
 

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