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Breeding question livebearers

If you breed a regular platy with a balloon platy what will the offspring be like? Will you get some regular and some dwarf? Just curious. Has anyone done this? By accident or on purpose? Balloon mollies with regular mollies?? What would they look like?

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I imagine the regular fish would have the dominant genes (ballon fish are inbred for generations to pull out these traits) so the offspring would most likely be regular. Or its possible they could bring in traits from both parents as livebearers often do woth colors. I'm not a breeder though so I'm not sure.
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I don't know. I just recently found what I believe is a molly x platy hybrid. There are no male mollies in the tank. The mother had a clutch 7 months ago, when I first bought her. Since then I have never noticed fry. About 3 weeks ago, I noticed a fry. The tank was designed to ensure offspring of any kind would become snacks. This fry was a live several days (possibly a week) before I noticed it. It had no egg sack, it was pooing, and eating insuforia off of the leaves, as well as diatom/algaes. Since then it eats flake foods. I named the bastard Dawn/Don--it has only grown and added color, the head turned yellow (like the mother)-the tail is clear for the most part. The shape so far resembles the mother.--What I believe the father is: "MICKY MOUSE BLUE SUN SET Platy"-would love to see some of dads colors mixed with mother Creamcicle molly.

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I don't know. I just recently found what I believe is a molly x platy hybrid. There are no male mollies in the tank. The mother had a clutch 7 months ago, when I first bought her. Since then I have never noticed fry. About 3 weeks ago, I noticed a fry. The tank was designed to ensure offspring of any kind would become snacks. This fry was a live several days (possibly a week) before I noticed it. It had no egg sack, it was pooing, and eating insuforia off of the leaves, as well as diatom/algaes. Since then it eats flake foods. I named the bastard Dawn/Don--it has only grown and added color, the head turned yellow (like the mother)-the tail is clear for the most part. The shape so far resembles the mother.--What I believe the father is: "MICKY MOUSE BLUE SUN SET Platy"-would love to see some of dads colors mixed with mother Creamcicle molly.
Thanks for the reply. Get pics when you can, would love to see them.
I have had a guppy x Molly cross once but he never bred with the guppies or the mollies. This may be the funniest reply I've ever gotten. Just really well written. Hope the baby grows up big and strong. Lol
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