View Full Version : is this normal????

10-17-2007, 01:21 AM
i looked in my 3ft last night and found this sword tail,
it is really weird looking but cool at the same time
it has the body of a female sword but the long tail of a male
it even has the spear at the bottom of it, which tells me it is male
i will post a pic soon

10-17-2007, 01:35 AM
well i think that you just have a fat male on your hands.

yeah post some pics.

10-17-2007, 01:36 AM
Or your poor male is having gender issues... maybe he's a tranny swordtail ? lol j/k

10-17-2007, 03:11 AM
sorry about the quailty it is done by a mobile n70

10-17-2007, 03:12 AM
Do young swordtails get their sword before looking like a male or the other way around? ..(sorry dont remember the proper name of the fin that tells you its male.) Mabey its just not a fully developed male. for about 4 months I thought my molly was a female until one day I noticed he have fully developed his fins.

Saw the pic definately a normal male. A little puggy though lol.

10-17-2007, 03:21 AM
it is weird it is def a male has the spear underneath it
but doesnt it look female though
not small and sleek like a normal male sword
he has pretty colourings, hopefully he will breed

10-17-2007, 03:29 AM
Yea he does look a little girly lol but he is a nice looking male probobly just ate alittle more than his share.

10-17-2007, 03:56 AM
lol more then probably
i just was blown away about his look i have never seen one like him before

10-18-2007, 04:15 PM
Female livebearers if conditions are right and/or there are not enough males in the tank will change sexes to become males. This is what you are seeing.

10-19-2007, 02:56 AM
thanks caf
will he breed?