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abbie - 2007-09-08
me and my other half have been breeding mollies and platys for about 5 months now. with our two huge tanks, our beautiful dalmation mollies x4, black mollies x3, albino molly, and 5 platys, we've been blest with 46 babies! we had to give some to our family away as we ended up with too many.
we believe the key to a good survival rate is plenty of plants and caves!

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someone - 2007-08-23
I have kept platties for years and have kept blue, orange, red, and yellow varieties. I had recently purchased 1 male red and 1 female yellow platy, which went into a ten gallon with a pleco, cory catfish, 3 danios, and a rosy red minnow. They reproduced like crazy. Now the female has died, but has made 2 broods, so I have 2 juveniles, and 11 babiies, and the adult male. The cory has died. The babies are between yellow and pink and all have black tails and assorted black spots.

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Nicky Sanders - 2007-08-20
i just bought 6 guppies (3 males, 3 females) and 5 Danios and they are living in a 20 gallon tank. They seem to be getting along great. The funny thing is, one of my female guppies seems to think shes a danio. She chases them around all day and they chase her around too. She doesnt seem to pay any attention to her male companion so he's been trying to get with the other two females, even though they arent the same type. Another thing is that I have a tank that has a sort of mirror at the side and the males actually seem like they are admiring themselves in the mirror. I love it! They are very beautiful fish and i hope to get more if these ones live long. thanks for the wonderful site!

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jamey - 2007-08-19
About 2 weeks ago i bought 3 mollies (1 siver molly, 1 black molly, and one dalmation molly). In about 20 minutes i noticed that the dalmation molly was hiding in a house that we have. Then for a week he only came out in the morning at 7:00. One day i started not seeing him so i thought he must be floating at the top of the house, but we found him dead behind a rock. He had very strange behavior.

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jamey - 2007-08-19
I have a lot of fish, but i have a silver molly that is really strange. i also have a orange ballon molly. My silver molly keeps chasing my ballon molly and i dont know why. Then a week after, i see them doing that and i see 4 little fry.

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ondo - 2007-08-03
i got 2 red wagtail platies added to my 20 gallon tank with 4 x-ray tetras, 4 harlequin rasboras, a pleco and two of my surviving bloodfin tetras. platies look great in the tank and i can't wait for them to reproduce.

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Josh Famigletti - 2007-07-13
i had about 10 guppies (3 male, 7 female) but now i have about 40. i dont have to separate the fry from the adults because i took 1 month training them not to eat their fry and now i came back from vacation and one of my new guppies gave birth for the first time, so there are 3 babies. i started up a 5 gallon and put my dominant female and male in it with the 3 new fry just to prove so many websites wrong, and the fry were actually chasing the big ones. It was hilarious.

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Dave - 2007-07-11
I just found this website and it is great. I just got my first fish tank, and by no other reason than what I call luck, I selected some platys for my first fish. I wanted to go with fresh water since I'm a beginner, and I thought these Platys were some of the most colorful of the fresh water fish in the store. They're still swimming after 8 days, and I came home tonight to what I have learned from this site as breeding in the making. I saw a long "tube" hanging from one, and out of 4 fish, I think just 1 is female. So I'm excited to see what happens. These are black tail fin, orange and yellow bodies in color. Whatever kind they are, I'm enjoying them so far.

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Grace - 2007-07-08
Hi, I just bought 2 female guppies (I wanted to breed them with a male but my dad said no!). I might breed them, but odds are if the females and males aren't separated with a divider of some kind, they will have several litters-most litters being 20-60 fry. I do not reccomend having them together. What I plan on doing is putting a divider between the male and females, because if you do this, you can control when and whether or not they breed. This way you won't have an overcrowded tank. If you do however want to breed, never buy 1 female and 1 male or 2 males and 1 female! The female will get stressed out by the others chasing her, and eventually won't breed and will die. Try buying 2-3 females and one male for a starter. But be sure that when your female has it's babies, you remove the fry immediately!

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guppy lover - 2007-07-06
I started breeding guppies about a year ago and so far i have three tanks, but one's not working right now and i need to get rid of some guppies. Some of my baby guppies are getting my adult guppy female pregnant! I cant solve my problem right now, because I don't have more than two people to give them away to.

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