Will These Interbreed?

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by luckdown, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. luckdownWell Known MemberMember

    Guppy/endler hybrids and black bellied limias

    I do not want to breed them together. I'm asking to see if it's okay to house them in the same tank or not.
     
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    It depends on the genus. if they are in the same genus, there is a possibility that they will breed. The genus is the first word in the latin name followed by the species name.
     
  3. luckdownWell Known MemberMember

    That's the issue. Limias were in their own then got switched to the same as guppies then got switched back to their own

    So I have no idea
     
  4. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Googling around some places say they can others say they cant and still others say you get mules. Whos right i have no idea but it does sound possible to interbreed them.
     
  5. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Genus is not actually relevant to genetic compatibility. However, the structure of the gonopodium is too different for them to be able to mate. Uncertain about the DNA compatibility, but it would have to be artificial insemination to find out. I am not aware of any instances where such a cross has been accomplished, but there aren't too many people who would keep these species together.

    Personally, I would not keep them together. Limia melanogaster can be a bit rough for Guppy types.
     
  6. luckdownWell Known MemberMember

    Ahh okay thanks. I thought they were peaceful?
     
  7. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    "Aggressive" and "Peaceful" are usually relative terms in the aquarium.;)
     
  8. luckdownWell Known MemberMember

    Ahh lol okay

    Edit::

    The limias just came in and man are they skittish!
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
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