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Fish Genetics – Mollies, Lyretail Mollies And Platies

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    Malti
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    so I had a pair of Poecilia sphenops, and just received a pair of Peocilia latipinna, and a trio of Xiphophorus maculatus.


    As I wasn’t expecting them I put the Xiphophorus with the P schenops and the P. latipinna on their own.

    now,

    1 What’s the chance of the Xiphophorus (they are some strain, black with red or yellow heads) and P schenops? I don’t want hybrids to tell the truth.

    2. If I mix P schenops and P latipinna(golden lyretail), what would be the dominant tail gene? the normal or lyretail? as my schenops are quite big, and the latis are small I was thinking I might get some big lyretails, if possible – what do you think? or should I keep them separated?

    #341002

    keith565
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    the xiphs will not hybridize with the poecilias.
    not sure about the dominant gene, but personally i wouldn’t cross them,keep them as they are.
    i’ve seen large lyre tail sailfins, do nothing for me at all.

    #341004

    Malti
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    I must contradict you there keith…had them xbreed..and I know cause I only had 2 fishes

    #341019

    keith565
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    QUOTE (Malti @ Feb 13 2011, 09:34 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I must contradict you there keith…had them xbreed..and I know cause I only had 2 fishes


    i agree there is a very small chance, but it is highly unlikely they will hybridize unless there is no other choice (or so i have read)
    i’ve kept them together for years and never had a hybrid produced.

    #341020

    Malti
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    Thx Keith as I’ll be selling on most of the fry I don’t want propagate crosses.. and as I’m also trying to line breed I’d want to keep them pure…

    once had also a platy x swordtail brood…very delicate though only 2 made if to a short adulthood

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