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Old 04-05-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Breeding live bearers

Am soon going to start up a 38 gallon aquarium and I cannot decide on what kind of live bearer to chose. I already have 1 balloon Molly from my old aquarium, so I am trying to decide if I want swordtails, mollies, or guppies. Is one easier than the other? What are your recommendations.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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I've read that guppies are the easiest to breed, just put a male with a female. my female is having fry as we speak
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:59 AM   #3
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I would say guppies there is so much more variety of colours
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:09 AM   #4
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Platies are fun too. If you buy ones that are different you get some unique babbies. I've had some that you can't find in any store.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:13 AM   #5
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Platys are not aggresive likes mollies can be and nip others.

They swim all around the tank mollies just swim at the top and proudce a lot more waste.

Platys are bigger than guppies so they wont get eaten so easily.

GOOO PLATY!!!!!!!

Im not bias
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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+1 on the platies. Super easy to keep and breed easily too.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #7
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I am crazy so I would say all three as long as you don't add swordtails or endlers you don't have to worry about cross breeding. Do a trio or quartet of each and add both bottom and top baby places you will have babies of all sizes all the time and even if the adults eat half you still may have to sell. I did swordtails guppies and Molly's but the swords killed my Molly's but I think the platys would do much better
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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Platies are fun too. If you buy ones that are different you get some unique babbies. I've had some that you can't find in any store.
Very true I have a female blue rainbow and make bumblebee and it's the cutest thing to see them following one another
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Wow ! I would go with mollies I mean who can say no to this face?!?!

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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I would go with platys mine are pretty cool and colors vary. Not to big bio-load and easy to breed as long with guppys. Molly's look pretty good but can't see gravid spot and big bio-load. I would narrow it down to swordtails,guppys, or platys.
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Sod it get some of each, we are all happy then.
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Sod it get some of each, we are all happy then.
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Guppies!!
LFS can have some amazingly gorgeous strains.
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