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post #1 of 9 Old 08-05-2009, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Identification please...

]I have a few different variations of platies in my tank but cannot seem to ID them all. Attached are some Pic's together with what I THINK they might be, where possible (Oh, and do ANY of the females look pregnant to you?)

I am not sure if this on is a Platy or a Molly...

Neon Blue Platy?

No Idea???

Again, no idea?

Some type of Red Blacktail or Blacktail Red Platy...LOL

I have one or 2 ore but the seem to e a little more camera shy...when I can catch them off gaurd I will post them.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-06-2009, 06:23 AM
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The first one looks like a molly and besides that all the others look to be platies. Specifically I cannot tell you the name, but at least you know the species.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-06-2009, 09:53 AM
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Goodness, you've got yourself some gorgeous fish there, wonderful pictures. What type of camera do you use?
I'm pretty sure the last one is a Red Wagtail Platy, and the first is a Balloon Molly, but I'm not the most knowledgeable in the different strains and colors...
I'll skim google and see what I can come up with for you
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-06-2009, 02:42 PM
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I agree, nice clear shots. What's the camera and settings? I wish I could take pictures that well.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-07-2009, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Why is it that everybody thinks good pictures must be from a good camera, what about the photographer......only is my other hobby.
I use a Canon 400D Digital SLR camera with the standard 18-55 lens, and alot of patience.
Of the 20 - 30 pictures I took only about 8 of them were worth using. I then went into photoshop and cropped out the fish in question...
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-07-2009, 09:55 AM
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Oooooooh, fellow Photographer I must say I fail in comparison however If I could only afford a new camera...... Maybe I just need to read more....
Haha, it seems to always be that way....for every 10-20 pictures only one is acceptable. A little frustrating, but I think its worth it
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-07-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fustrating indeed, but can you imagine doing it before the discovery of DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY...How many expensice 35mm film rolls would you gp though to get THE ONE shot worth keeping...
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-07-2009, 02:10 PM
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Ugh, I know! I don't think I'd be able to deal with that My dad talks about it a lot, photography was his hobby in High School, before they had digital stuff. I can only imagine how horrible it would be to develop a roll of film and find, like, nothing good on it....
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-10-2009, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliments about the pictures, and thanks to those that replied
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