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Default Mollies with Guppies

Give us your opinion on whether mollies and guppies are compatible.

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I personally feel that NO! they are not compatible - when mollies get larger they tend to become aggressive towards the guppy. I have always felt that guppies do best & are happiest in a species specific tank.
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I have kept both together. There were several of each and mixed sexes. I even had platies, variatus, and swords all mixed. The only ones that were bad were the male swords. In any mixed fish tank you can expect some harassment among the fish. Even mollies in a large group are going to peck at each other. Guppies are the same. Put one big male molly with one guppy and the guppy gets mauled. Keeping one species of fish with a good male to female ratio is the best bet in the long run though. I personally believe that these fish compatibility charts you see everywhere are not accurate and should be used only as a basic guide. I meant to give my two cents worth and wound up giving a dime.......Sorry!


PS.....I am often reluctant to tell anyone witch fish will get along with another. My best answer is "try it and see".

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Personally I agree with Bernie,somewhat. I think that the Males Fins will get damaged and the females can get along fine with the mollys. It really depends on the Molly,and the fish.
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My molly and guppy seem to be getting territorial and the guppy is being aggresive to the mollies which is opposite of what Bernie said. All and all i think that they aren't that compatible with each other. Plus mollies are much nicer by themselves as well as guppies visa versa.
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I agree with you Pwat & I do feel that all livebearers are better off in species specific tanks.

Don't get me wrong - guppies can be just as nippy sometimes, but they are usually the target if kept with other fish. Any fish that is the only one of its species in a tank with other fish (except for ones that do better alone), can either become aggressive or very timid (speaking about semi or non shoaling fish here), most do need the company of a few of their own species.
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That's why i hated having only one fish in my tank, that's why i got more. All and all livebearers should not be kept together, but rather in a species tank of their own or in a large tank with the other livebearer, that might work, i never tried it .
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in my experience they didn't have any problems with each other. I have also noticed that sometimes it depends on how much space they have and how cramped they are. I think that they will be fine if you leave them enough space.
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well. I have seen them together in my most trusted petstore so i think they are!
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