molly and swordtail

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by cr_fish, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. cr_fishValued MemberMember

    today i saw my male sword trying to mate with a dalmation molly and i know guppies and mollies will breed but will swords breed with mollies?
  2. fishy friend2

    fishy friend2Valued MemberMember

    Nope, molliyes and swordtails might both be livebearers but swordtails are are in the genus Xiphophorus while mollies are in the genus Poecilia, they are both livebearers and get to a similar size but can't breed, platies and swords can, as they are both in the same genus, but mollies and swordtails can't as they are in different genus
    They may attemp but they can't successfully spawn

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