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Small Fry
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male germany
Ok, i was looking through the profiles and i found this fish called the "Eastern Mosquitofish" At first it looked like a female guppy, until I read the name. So now I have a it possible to cross breed the guppy and the "Eastern Mosquitofish"?

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Post InfoPosted 24-Jul-2007 02:29Profile PM Edit Report 
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female usa
well, guppies were first used in rice-feilds to bring down the mesquito's in the area. i guess u could say they are the same thing...

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Post InfoPosted 07-Aug-2007 02:34Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
Joe Potato
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In short, no. Guppies have 23 pairs of chromosomes and mosquito fish have 24. Fertilization is unlikely, and an actual viable embryo should be next to impossible.

They're part of the same family, but different genera.

Joe Potato
Post InfoPosted 07-Aug-2007 03:23Profile Homepage AIM PM Edit Delete Report 
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