Balloon Molly X Guppy Crossbreed

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DanDarom

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Hey, I heard about somr people who managed crossbreed balloon mollies and guppies. Just wanted tp ask if it is possible, and if so, can a male balloon molly and female guppy have children.
 

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Yes its possible, but not common. Most fry dont survive apparently or dont live too long.
Balloon mollies in particular have rather unhealthy lives as well, so crossing them into making hybrids is rough...

And regular mollies can cross with guppies too, but again is not common and usually results arent so good.

If you provide enough males and females of their own kind, they will usually prefer to keep to their own.
 

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I heard about that they stick with their own species, but if I put inside my aquqrium one male balloon molly and one female guppy, will I get fry? What do you mean when you say "rough"? Do they need special conditions in order to crossbreed?
Yes its possible, but not common. Most fry dont survive apparently or dont live too long.
Balloon mollies in particular have rather unhealthy lives as well, so crossing them into making hybrids is rough...

And regular mollies can cross with guppies too, but again is not common and usually results arent so good.

If you provide enough males and females of their own kind, they will usually prefer to keep to their own.
 

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I heard about that they stick with their own species, but if I put inside my aquqrium one male balloon molly and one female guppy, will I get fry? What do you mean when you say "rough"? Do they need special conditions in order to crossbreed?
Mollies are much bigger than guppies, so first thing i would consider is that the molly could potentially harrass the female to death. And if a cross did occur,
  1. The fry would most likely be sterile.
  2. The fry would be weak.
 
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The fry would have high death rates and very prone to illness if they do survive to adulthood
 

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It's still debated if muppies even exist or not.
 

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Theres an old post about them on here.
 
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