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Does anyone keep swordtails?

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Does anyone keep swordtails?
Old 01-14-2010, 11:00 AM   #11
 
The male has a gonopodium (a long thin fin underneath, used to inseminate the female, like guppies and mollies) and the female does not.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:24 AM   #12
 
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The male has a gonopodium (a long thin fin underneath, used to inseminate the female, like guppies and mollies) and the female does not.
Well in THAT case I have all 4 male platys hah.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:04 PM   #13
 
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She gets fat and I think her belly shows a different color... How do you tell male from female?
You can tell the difference by the anal fin. the female has a triangular shaped anal fin while the male has a gonopodium (its a long thin anal fin) look up the difference on google images and you will see the difference.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:05 PM   #14
 
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male and female platys ....(original pic from google)....hope this helps :):):)
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #15
 
great pics fryup you can really tell the difference its hard to get a pic that clear good work
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