Livebearers

Out of 4 livebearers listed witch do you think is the easiest to breed. ?


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Butterfly

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Although I find most livebearers equally easy to breed Guppys are what I have the most experience with.
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From my (limited with livebearers) experience, I have had most luck with swordtails. Ihad a pregnant female guppy, but she died before having the fry. I have had two batches of swordtail fry, one of which is now about half-grown and the other (born on Easter!!!!) got eaten by the mother
 

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SWORDTAILS are my fav, to me they look the best. Like some of the Hifin lyretail varieties.
 

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I chose Swords and Platys. Both seem quite a bit hardier than Guppies. Not sure about Mollies, but it seems that quite a few people have had problems with them.
 

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yeah I love guppies too, especially the males, they have beautiful tails.
 

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Although all the livebearers are very easy to breed, I think the Guppy is the strongest breeder. It's also nice to have them breed 'cause they're wonderful fish!
 

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I have not had good luck with guppies, but my sister's used to breed like crazy!
 

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I didn't even want to breed fish, but yet still managed to breed guppies. I've had three groups of fry so far with at least 2 more seemingly on the way. I haven't tried swords, mollies or platies. I've had bad luck with swords though. I ordered a Hifin Lyretail sword from Dr. Fosters and Smith and it died 3 days later. I also bought a velvet wag sword from my LFS and he died just a couple days later. Can't quite figure out why seeing as how my water is near perfect.
 

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Hmmmmm, seems like you are having the opposite problem as me. my guppies keep dying and my swords are doing really well...........
 

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