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Guppy-mollie hybrid?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Николас Хьюстон, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Николас Хьюстон

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    So I had a male mollie and 4 female guppies together and fry have appeared.
    The females have had no contact with my male guppies for 8 weeks+
    Is a hybrid possible?

     
  2. Colin_T

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    answer, no, they are not hybrids.

    Female Livebearers like guppies, mollies, swordtails, platies can carry up to 6 sperm packets in their body from previous matings. These can be used any time by the female when conditions are good and allow a female to continue getting pregnant even tho a male is not present. They use 1 sperm packet per batch of eggs and the gestation period is about 1 month. So theoretically a female guppy can have up to 6 batches of young over a 6 month period without any males being present.
     
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