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Thread: 2 different kinds of fish breeding???

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    2 different kinds of fish breeding???

    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?
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    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.

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    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.
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    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!
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