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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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mostly livebearers. hmmm...

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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 09:44 AM
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I don't think mollies and platies will have viable offspring. They are totally different genus. It might happen, but it would be rare, and not something I'd count on.

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I don't think mollies and platies will have viable offspring. They are totally different genus. It might happen, but it would be rare, and not something I'd count on.
it'd be like trying to mate a human with a chimp or gorilla: there are stories of viable offspring, but those are mostly folklore or anecdotal in nature, and can't be taken seriously without backing evidence. mollies and guppies are both members of the genus Poecilia and therefore can have viable, though usually sterile, offspring, much as a modern human and, say, a neanderthal or possible Homo erectus could, were either of them still alive.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
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South American cichlids too

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can bettas and gouramis?

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can bettas and gouramis?
bettas are gouramis, and there are many species in the betta genus that can interbreed (such as splendens with imbellis, imbellis with mahachai etc), but only within their species complex. mouthbrooders cannot interbreed with bubblenesters, and many species have courtship rituals that are nothing like others, so they may never get the "cue" to breed, and instead see each other as just a territory threat.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
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'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

Godric/Eric/Sookie/Frodo/Sam/Vlad/Rasputin/Genghis/Hannibal/TARDIS/
LaVey/Crowley/Dahmer/Ripper/Al/Thor/Skadhi/Freija/Sunna/Mead/Mani/
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what about paradise fish and bettas?

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what about paradise fish and bettas?
Probably not but they will act aggressively towards each other.

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any saltwater fish?

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Breeding isn't the issue for most species, its when the sperm and egg come together and the number of chromosomes don't match or "correlate" with each other. The closer relate they are the more likely the chromosomes will "match" to an extent enough to produce live young... though even then they wont match enough in order for those offspring to have offspring.

Behavior is another issue, like homegrown said. Its like someone from the US going to another country and trying to flirt with someone. Their version of flirting can be EXTREMELY different than ours (such as most people in the US are much more blunt ;)
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