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.
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
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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