09-19-2012, 02:00 AM
| || |
If the other one is a female, they can interbreed. =) I used to have platy, several different types, and they could all interbreed. Technically they're all the same species, they just have different marks, colors and even shapes, but they all interbreed. I've heard they can even breed with guppies and swordtails too, though they're obviously not the same species. I've also heard they can breed with mollies, but I've never tried that personally, though I know a few people who swear by it and even saw some on youtube, but no guarentees with mollies. lol
I take it you're going to breed them, that is so much fun! Just remember to give mom a nice place to rest and hide where others wont be after her all day and night. =) Good luck on your babies, I'd love to see photos if they do happen to breed!
Also, here's a way to tell, females have this sorta fan shaped anal fin(The fin on the belly near the tail), and males like that bright red one you have there, have a more straight pointed one. It kinda hooks when they hold it flat to their stomach, that makes it easier to tell the difference with the boys anyways, sometimes females can be confusing, especially if they have a more heart-shaped fin. It looks like your painted one has that pointed anal fin, but it's a bit smeary...you may have both females. lol But if this helps you to tell, you can certainly take a better look than I can. =)
*Edit* Your new photo says the painted red one is a male, he's got that hook, still hard to see your hi-fin, but I think it might actually be a female. =) It looks like she has a bit more of a fan than a point. Love the two of them infront of the Shrine. Nice tank!
Last edited by Sylverclaws; 09-19-2012 at 02:09 AM..