Welcome to Viviparous.org.uk
This is a website dedicated to all levebearing fish around the world.
Their are a number of common livebearers from the guppy, molly, platy and swordtail.
All their fish have their wild ancestors which may not be as colourful, but these fish have their hidden beauty and here you can appreciate these fish.
Now I've mentioned a few of the common livebearers but their are a number of other's across the world. Some sharks, rays and freshwater rays are other livebearers that are not commonly know as giving birth to live young.
How ever these are not common to the hobby, but freshwater rays are now becoming much more common.
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However the most common class of livebearer in the hobby are what's called Poeciliidae
These are a family of fish that originate all across North America and the uppers region's of South America.
In this family their at least 350 species of fish. This Includes the common Guppy, Platy, Molly and Swordtail. The Swordtail genus Xiphophorus
contains about 40 species of fish, but this is always changing as new species are being found every now and then.
The other genus which is not quite so common are the Goodeide
, These only come from Mexico and are very rare in the hobby. Their are just over 40 species in this family and in the natural habitat their are many problem with pollution and introduces species out competing the native species.
This is a new site at www.fisharkmexico.org
which is setup by Ivan Dibble which is dedicated to saving Goodeide's
as well as many other species of fish across Mexico.
Now why should you join Viviparous.org.uk?
This a completely free site and all we ask is that you join in our forums and help other people and to keep some of these livebearers going in the hobby, also your welcome to donate some money buy Clicking here
, This money goes directly into looking after this site and keeping out adverts as much as possible.
To register then please click here
If you would like to place an advert on this site then email Alan from here
Thanks for reading this so far and enjoy looking around