08-18-2011, 07:04 PM
| || | Im not sure what variation of Platy I have bought today, Ive never seen it before
Today I went to the aquatic store to purchase some lovely meaty blood worm and brine shrimp for my fish, and whilst admiring the tanks I spotted some very unusual platies, which to my knowledge I have never seen for sale before or on the internet. I decided to purchase one as I couldnt resist wanting to increase my Platy count to 3 (currently had 2 wagtails).
Anyway to get to the point the first thing that struck me was that these platies were quite large and a blue/grey colour with darker speckles, I asked the assistant for one and I even said the name of it as per advertised on the tank but now the name completely eludes me. The other strange thing was that the platy had a 'U' shaped tail, like a half moon had been cut out of it but not long like a lyre tail or thin like a endlers guppy for instance. The second surprise was that when I got it home, inspection revealed a female, yet the assistant said it was an all male tank (did I strike lucky? who knows).
Can anyone help me out as to a potential name for this jewel in my tank? I would like to put a photo up tommorow, for now I do not wish to freak her out with camera flashes whilst it is dark (UK).