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Old 08-31-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Just thought I would introduce myself here. I stumbled upon this forum whilst looking for information on the possibility of crossbreeding guppy/mollies, which I think I may have done accidentally!

The fish I keep are mainly guppys, mollys, endlers and swordtails though I do have a few remaining loach from previous interests!

Anyway I am from England, and I noticed nearly everyone else is from America!? I don't suppose it should matter so much as fishkeeping is universal.

Lastly, I have had fish, mainly guppies, since I was aged 11 (I received them as a birthday present) and I have kept them ever since as I developed a fascination in selectively breeding to bring out their beautiful coloration's and fancy fins.

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Old 08-31-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA! I don't keep freshwater, only saltwater, so I can't answer that, but I'm sure someone on here can.
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Hi and welcome from a fellow Limey I had a quick mooch around the interwebs and it seems that while they can x-breed the success rate is pretty poor and the resultant offspring (if they do survive) are mules which is why, according to one post I read, why we don't see Gollies at the lfs.
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Hi, ok so it is possible that I may have a couple surviving ones... They aren't very pretty and they are like a fatter, rounder female guppy but the scales stand out a lot more like on a Molly.

What made me think they had cross bred at first was the fact I only have orange and pure-white Mollies in my tank and these fish looked different to a guppy but with the exact coloration of the female guppy that was birthing around the time I first noticed these fry and separated them.
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