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Old 02-01-2013, 05:42 AM   #11
 
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Can anyone help me figure out what sex my two sunburst platties are? I already identifyed my dalmation mollys and 24 karate mollys and given up on my rasboras but these darn platties are confuseing me
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #12
 
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Very hard to tell from these pics, but I can tell you for sure that the front platy in the bottom pic is a female. On the others, there isn't enough of a clear side view with the fins spread out.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #13
 
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What about these two. I thibk the one on top in the first picture is pregnate
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #14
 
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This should help you with sexing the mollies/platies. Mollies and platies are basically the same fish. So sexing them is the same.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:08 PM   #15
 
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This should help you with sexing the mollies/platies. Mollies and platies are basically the same fish. So sexing them is the same.
Sexing Mollies

I know both the dalmation mollys are girls but that top on looks funny to me. I think she pregnate but im not sure
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #16
 
the first pic of the platies has three females and 1 male
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:20 AM   #17
 
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It's very easy to tell the difference..

This is a girl.. Notice the nice fan shaped fin near her vent

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This is a boy.. Notice the fin near his vent is not fan shaped, more tube shaped..

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They breed VERY easily.. lol I'm looking forward to my first batch any day now..
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #18
 
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I get the sexing of the molly. But now im trying to see if one of my damation molly is pregnate
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
 
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I get the sexing of the molly. But now im trying to see if one of my damation molly is pregnate
Cool When I first got my Platies, I was told they were all boys! lol That'll teach me to research sexes before buying and not trust the dude at the LFS.. Lol But I love my girls now and am looking forward to seeing the fry

As far as you Molly goes, she looks pregnant to me.. Does she have a small dark spot just behind her stomach? That's another sign... Other than being a little Fatty-McFatty that is..
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:57 PM   #20
 
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Cool When I first got my Platies, I was told they were all boys! lol That'll teach me to research sexes before buying and not trust the dude at the LFS.. Lol But I love my girls now and am looking forward to seeing the fry

As far as you Molly goes, she looks pregnant to me.. Does she have a small dark spot just behind her stomach? That's another sign... Other than being a little Fatty-McFatty that is..
I keep trying to check but i have to lol. She's a dalmation....she got black spots all over
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