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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Platy and Guppies can Breed? Is this true?

I added 2 female platies to my 10 gallon community last night, it already has 2 male guppies and 5 Espe's Rasboras. They are doing great. ;) I read that platies and guppies can breed with each other? Is this true? Would the babies be deformed?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 10:16 AM
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It's the same as "muppies" aka guppy mollies. Apparently people HAVE bred them.... Although there are rumors of it being true, there is no stated true fact, or experiment that says "yes, it is true!" They are completely different species.

As for platys and swords, yes. But... Guppies and platys? no.

Although they basically cannot successfully breed, it won't stop the males Most male livebearers try to mate with any female livebearer...of his own kind or not! I had a little endler who loved loved LOVED my balloon molly Mama

Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.

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+1

Also, guppies have both male and female parts, I warn you, you may not just have 2 males for much longer, they can change gender to breed-creepy...

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They all start as females and morph into males when they want to xD It's weird.

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Ahhh yes sorry I had it the wrong way round...you should be ok then with males :P

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a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

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xD Yup haha. -falls out of chair- o_o My budgie laughed at me laughing at the thought of muppies. what the heck.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 12:30 PM
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i didnt think platys and guppies could breed but it is true. i saw it with my own eyes.
i was a someones house who had a small pond about the size of a bathtub. i was looking at the fish and thought how wierd. they look like platys but also guppies. then i looked closely and saw that he had some platys and guppies in there and then the half breed "pluppies" ...

i asked if that was a different type of fish and he said no. they crossbred.

so its definately possible.
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pmsl sounds like something you would use to wash your floor... :P

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Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking

If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!



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*phew*

Then why does the TFK profile say they can?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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*phew*

Then why does the TFK profile say they can?
Huh? Platys and guppies CAN cross breed.
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