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I bought a guppy male instead of a molly male.

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A couple of months ago i went to billabong at yamanto and purhased a balloon molly and i accidently pointed to a guppy male as well instead of a male molly to dance with my sailfin mollies.I‘ve noticed the guppy is dancing with all the sailfins ,my question is “ is there any problem with cross breeding them?“

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Hmmmmmmmmmm...look what i found....seems it isn't unheard of...although most sources say its not possible...but take a look at these guys.....think this could be very interesting paul...this person has a 6ft full of guppies and mollies and started noticing mollies (gollies;)) that looked like this:

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if you look at the pics too mate...you'll notice some are heading towards guppy body shapes too...so could possibly be a chance at creating giant guppies in there somewhere.....hmmmmmmmm interesting;)

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I have a batch of molly/guppy/golly/muppy fish in my tank. A green molly male mated with a blue guppy female. I have pics posted previously here. The offspring were quite plain/ugly - a larger/shorter guppy shape, no body colouring and yellow tails. While the male guppies try and mate with them (most the fry were females), I have yet to see a 2nd generation (yet). So can't confirm if they are sterile (like mules) or not. I'd not be surprised to see more hybridisation (as they share a tank with other guppies and mollies).

Blurry pic I know, but it shows from the bottom up: a random female guppy, a small juvenile female green molly, and at the top, a muppy/golly:

http://www.qldaf.com/forums/attachments/livebearers-including-guppies-mollies-platies-swords-etc-33/20172d1338635986-my-green-blue-muppy-gollies-img_0273-jpg

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Added pic from previous post

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I was reading the combo worked with male guppy/female molly...and the male offspring get all the nice colouring...female offspring keeping original colours with some "speckling" of new colour...similar to guppy genetics it seems....thought the female guppy would have a hard time raising half molly sized babies(size of live offspring in stomach etc)..so the male guppy to female molly also seemed and easier combo....maybe have a go at the combo Lasher ;)

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From what I have read, you can have a muppy/gollie cross but it only works for first generation.

The offspring are usually sterile and i havent seen any reports of second generations. You never know though.

Would be interesting to see what the cross throws, please put up pics if you have any success.

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They are actually reasonable common, just not picked up on most the time.

The keys and locks of guppy/mollie........ fit, if ya get my drift.

On the other hand, its rare to see a platy or swordtail these days thats not a sword/platy cross.

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So i came home today to find 9 massive newborn orange and black mollies with extra tail fin they look different to the balloon and sailfin babies they are double the size of the other 50 mollies

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