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Thread: Sexing platies

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    All this time I thought I had two male platies and it shows from this picture that they are indeed females.


    edited!!!!!!!!!

    Note the picture on the left has a rounded tail (fan shaped) and the picture on the left has a tail that dips inward.

    I'll be.

    see pictures the male (platy) is on the left and the female platy is on the right.
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    I thought that the picture on the left is the male, as it has the gonopodium fin.
    Also the fish on the right has a large stomach which contains babies.

    Am i wrong, on my Endler's the male has the gonopodium fin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willyleigh
    I thought that the picture on the left is the male, as it has the gonopodium fin.
    Also the fish on the right has a large stomach which contains babies.

    Am i wrong, on my Endler's the male has the gonopodium fin.

    Endlers are guppies though. These are platys.
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    i thought the one on the right is female.

    Darn, now i dont know what mine are. They have a big stomach area.

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    Great! I had them turned around and you are absolutely correct. I have edited my first post. Thank You!!

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    Sexing livebearers is easy. The males have a dingaling (Formally known as the Gonopodium), the females don't! Now when they evolve and start wearing pants, things might be a little more diffucult.

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    Yes, when you see ear piercing you'll know it's male. *groan

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    PHEW, i thought i was going crazy

    Now i for sure know mine are female

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    The reason I was even snooping around in Live Bearers today was trying to find out what in heck is taking my elder so long to give birth. I mean she's been huge forever, it seems.

    She died within the last half hour. I was watching her just minutes ago and she seemed to be spending more and more time on the bottom. She had no fry so I have to assume she just couldn't have them. Drats. Thought for once I had some free fish.

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