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|Endlers x Platies.... cross breeding? O.o|
Is it possible for these 2 to crossbreed? I realy don't wnat them 2 >_<; But i want both in the same tank :3. Thanks home slices.
|Posted 26-Aug-2007 18:22|
Ultimate Fish Guru
no, platies are Xiphophorus, where guppies are poecilia.
|Posted 26-Aug-2007 18:33|
Will they even try?
|Posted 26-Aug-2007 19:54|
Lord of the Beasts
A randy male guppy or platy might well try, but it wont come to anything, the species are far too different to hybridise. Gonapodia ond orifices wont fit etc. Why would you want a hybrid anyway?
|Posted 26-Aug-2007 21:35|
i DONT want a hybrid, i hust want both in the same tank.
|Posted 26-Aug-2007 23:30|
If your concern is whether they will even be attracted to each other the answer will almost definately be no. endler's females are notorious for only really wanting to accept other endler male even though they are compatible with all the other fancy guppies. secondly endler females are too small and most male aren't attracted to small females, they like em big.
third endler male also like endler female and they are offen less colorful than their male counter parts. It is not so with platy's .. Im sure that the platies you get, whether male or female, will be very brightly colored (a good thing). platies are very visual when it comes to mating.
the last point, to repeat what LHE, said .. they are too different, so even if by some weird coinsidence they do decide to go at it.. nothing will happen...
so get em if you want but if you asked me i would mixed the to since guppy are very peaceful and platies are a community fish...their might be more tension that is good for the guppy's
|Posted 27-Aug-2007 01:28|
Good, cause i want my endler's to be pure and BTW, all of the endlers i have are males.
|Posted 27-Aug-2007 18:55|
My male guppy always tried to breed with my platys, even when his female was alive. They do like large females! maybe the endlers will be different, but without any female endlers around they might start trying to harass the platys or each other!
The pottery that growls!
|Posted 27-Aug-2007 21:10|
vicious bring up a good point... I would definately think of getting some endler females.. too many boys and your get all sorts of other problems..
|Posted 28-Aug-2007 02:10|
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