Will Different species of mollies breed?

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So right now I have a male creamsicle molly in my 29 gallon tank. I'm thinking about getting a silver molly because I love how they look. So I was wondering, If I put a female silver molly in with my creamsicle Would they have baby mollies? I'm just wondering since i've been told that if you put a male and female molly in a tank they will have tons of molly fry, and I love raising fry. I think it's the cutest thing ever!
 

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Yes they'll breed, livebearer males can constantly harass a single female so it's best to have 2-3 females to every male but of course the more females you have the more fry you'll get
 
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Coradee I'm also wondering what the fry will be like since it's kind of cross-breading
 

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They're the same species so it's not really cross breeding, what the fry will look like I have no idea.
It's likely that any female you get may already be pregnant & could drop fry from that mating for several months so you may not get fry sired by your male for quite a while
 
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Coradee ok thank you so much.
 

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