View Full Version : 2 different kinds of fish breeding???

10-02-2006, 10:33 PM
i have a female guppy and a platy that i think is a female too. every month or so for the past two months there are new baby fish swimming in my tank. i catch a few and put them in another tank.

the thing is i don't know how these babies are even being made! is it possible for a guppy reproduce with a platy?

10-02-2006, 10:57 PM
I may be incorrect as I haven't done research on this in a while.

Mollies and platies are able to store either (or is it both?) sperm and/or fertilized eggs for up to six months after initial encounter. :)

10-03-2006, 07:38 AM
Yes they can store sperm. Also, a guppy and a molly can breed together (as can many livebearer species), so a platy wouldn't be out of the question. But if you think both are female than it must be that they have stored sperm.

10-03-2006, 09:55 AM
ok. it really freaked me out that my male guppy had died months ago and there are new babies. i "think" the platy is a female. THANKS!