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Is my platy a female?

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Is my platy a female?
Old 06-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
 
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Is my platy a female?

Panda 001.jpgThis is Panda, my new Panda Platy. Her anal fin is longer than my other females' anals are. But its still "feathery" for lack of a better word, and not spikey like a male. I sure hope she's a female as I really like her. Can you tell me for sure? Thank you.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #2
 
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How big is the fish? If its young, it may not have sexed out yet.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
 
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Its the size, or very nearly the size, of an adult platy, so not a little baby. It was in a tank of pandas, and some were quite a bit smaller.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #4
 
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appears to be female
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:11 AM   #5
 
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I'd say it's a female.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
 
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I concur Female.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
 
Definately female.

Check this picture of the comparison between platy genders -
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:52 AM   #8
 
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Thanks all! ZTK412, I see you have blue moon platies. I just recently got a platy, and wondered what variety she is. Are yours a hazy blue with black along the sides?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #9
 
Yes they are but there are a TON of variaties of platys out there such as this one which is blue to and very similar to my Blue moon platy -

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:27 PM   #10
 
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Pretty! I'm thinking of getting a Sunburst or maybe one like the one on the top of this page next.
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