Mollys and Platys

Weehotty

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Hi

I have seen quite a few posts online that mollys and platys cant cross breed.

However my Dalmation Molly and Red Micky Mouse Platy have!

Behold - I present to you

The Polly !
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I'm sorry to say, but platies and mollies could never naturally crossbreed. Its kind of the same as trying to breed platies in guppies, it will never happen. They are not close enough related to do that. That's a normal platy coloring and is defiantly just a platy. Im guessing you have a platy female in there, and she gave birth to it.
 
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Welcome to the forum!

I'm sorry to say, but platies and mollies could never naturally crossbreed. Its kind of the same as trying to breed platies in guppies, it will never happen. They are not close enough related to do that. That's a normal platy coloring and is defiantly just a platy. Im guessing you have a platy female in there, and she gave birth to it.
I understand what you are saying but I only have one Female Dalmation Molly and one Male Platy and I put the Dalmation molly in the maternity wing when she got fat .. it’s definitely a cross breed
 

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Female mollies can carry the sperm from a male for months, probably she had mated at the pet store before you brought her home.
 

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I'll be convinced when I see pictures of adults. That's still in the range of the molly having maintained sperm packets internally, and having refertilized herself from an encounter with a male before you had her. If you had posted this in April 2023, I would have gotten really intrigued, but the jury is still out on this one.
 

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Your salt and pepper platy female is just a tad bit bigger than the one I have pictured because she is pregnant. Also, I would recommend you get at least 2 more female platies as the male will bother the single one you have wanting to mate and stress her out.
 

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