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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Mollies/guppies

i am thinking of putting some mollies in with my guppies to breed. but today i found out they will eat fish that are smaller then them. so is it a good idea or not? i want some hybrid babies (fry)
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Mollies and guppies will do fine together if that's what you mean. If your talking about the fry then if you want a decent survival rate you would want a heavily planted tank with some talk plants. You could also use fake plants but I've found real plants give you a higher survival rate. Good luck with your fry
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yea i thinking of getting always plants but not sure how they will hold down in sand and i am thinking of doing the smaller breed of mollie..
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what do you mean smaller breed of mollie? like balloon mollie?
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If your talking about the fry then if you want a decent survival rate you would want a heavily planted tank with some talk plants. You could also use fake plants but I've found real plants give you a higher survival rate. Good luck with your fry
Plus real plant will multiply{ give you more plants to keep or sale} and {to me} look sooooo much better than fakes

All it tanks is one live plant in your betta tank...
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Can mollies even breed with guppies? I didn't think they could.
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i dont think they cross
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yea i thinking of getting always plants but not sure how they will hold down in sand and i am thinking of doing the smaller breed of mollie..
i have sand as substrate and my plants have no problem staying planted. It really depends on the type of plant you want to plant in the substrate. I had trouble keeping anacharis rooted in sand, but my crypts, water sprites have no problem.
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I've heard of them crossing before but from what I understand, its pretty uncommon
(Theyre called Muppys/Gollies)


I also think they are sterile since they are a hybrid so if you are looking to further breed them into a smaller molly, it wont work.
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as long as they are live breeders they will breed and i will look into plants but i am not sure if i really want any mollies yet or not i am still thinking on it. but thanks for the tips! and my best friend had two dalmation mollies and they ate her smaller fish so yea not gonna go with them.
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any idea where cloudy tank will go?
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if had my mollie fish before breed with my guppie. it came out funky lookin when grown up haha
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lmao that is the whole point of crossbreeding funky looking fish.
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If you're worried about planting things in the sand, just get some floaters that will give the fry good places to hide. Floating stems that would work are Hornwort, Anachris or Wisteria (I find narrow-leaf anachris doesn't melt if you're dosing with Excel. Wisteria should be fine, too.)

If you go with actual surface floaters, make sure they have dense, dangling roots, like water lettuce, frogbit or red-root floater. Tiny duckweed won't cut it

Or, attach some java moss to a hardscape object and let it grow wild. The fry will love it.

I've also seen recommendations to toss a wad of non-dyed acrylic yarn into the tank to create hiding places for fry.
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from what i have read it is possible for molly and guppy can cross but not to common and the offspring are infertile
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