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Thread: Sexing platies
04-09-2007, 04:09 PM #1
All this time I thought I had two male platies and it shows from this picture that they are indeed females.
Note the picture on the left has a rounded tail (fan shaped) and the picture on the left has a tail that dips inward.
see pictures the male (platy) is on the left and the female platy is on the right.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 04-09-2007 at 05:26 PM.
04-09-2007, 04:37 PM #2
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.
04-09-2007, 04:42 PM #3
0Originally Posted by Willyleigh
Endlers are guppies though. These are platys.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
04-09-2007, 04:47 PM #4
i thought the one on the right is female.
Darn, now i dont know what mine are. They have a big stomach area.
04-09-2007, 05:25 PM #5
04-09-2007, 05:26 PM #6
04-09-2007, 05:50 PM #7Member German Ram
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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.
04-09-2007, 05:58 PM #8
04-09-2007, 07:01 PM #9
PHEW, i thought i was going crazy
Now i for sure know mine are female
04-09-2007, 07:29 PM #10
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.