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post #1 of 12 Old 06-08-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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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.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 12:34 AM
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How big is the fish? If its young, it may not have sexed out yet.
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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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.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 03:52 AM
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appears to be female
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-09-2012, 09:11 AM
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I'd say it's a female.

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I concur Female.
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-17-2012, 05:58 PM
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Definately female.

Check this picture of the comparison between platy genders -
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My Tanks and Fish -

72 Gallon -

2 Dominoe Damsels
2 Talibut's Damsels
3 True Percula Clownfish
1 Bulb Anemone
6 Snails
1 Hermit Crab
3 Crabs
1 Zoanthid Coral Colony

29 Gallon -

3 Candy Cane Tetras
3 Longfin Serpea Tetra
5 Glofish
2 Blue Moon Platys
2 Tiger Barbs
2 Pictus Catfish
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
2 Olive Snails

Breeding Set-up -

3 - 10 Gallon Tanks
1 - 5.5 Gallon Tank
(cycling)
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post #8 of 12 Old 06-18-2012, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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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?

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-18-2012, 10:30 AM
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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 -

Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Blue Platy Livebearer

My Tanks and Fish -

72 Gallon -

2 Dominoe Damsels
2 Talibut's Damsels
3 True Percula Clownfish
1 Bulb Anemone
6 Snails
1 Hermit Crab
3 Crabs
1 Zoanthid Coral Colony

29 Gallon -

3 Candy Cane Tetras
3 Longfin Serpea Tetra
5 Glofish
2 Blue Moon Platys
2 Tiger Barbs
2 Pictus Catfish
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
2 Olive Snails

Breeding Set-up -

3 - 10 Gallon Tanks
1 - 5.5 Gallon Tank
(cycling)
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-19-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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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.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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