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Platy- Is he a he? or could he be pregnant?
Old 03-02-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
 
Question Platy- Is he a he? or could he be pregnant?

Hi-

So my dilema is that "goofy" our thought to be male platy has puffed up and almost appears to be pregnant. Now I know that he has the male fish part, but he has just grown! He eats normally, water is fine, no disease, likes to rest at bottom of tank...I am starting to wonder if possibly he is a female and that his name"goofy" fits more than we initially thought. Ideas? Thoughts?

Thanks for the help-
Brittany
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
 
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Male.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:29 AM   #3
 
I thought he was! I just can't believe how much weight he put on- my male swordtail and female platy are still relativly tiny compared to this boy. He doesn't seem to eat more than the rest and still swims about...is this just who my goofy is? A chunker?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:31 AM   #4
 
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For me it's hard to tell... but it looks like its fins are clamped pretty tight... the tail isn't fanned out quite like it should be. Anybody want to support or refute that observation?

If that is the case... there could be something wrong.

But again, it's hard to tell since the picture is a bit fuzzy. Can you confirm whether the fins are actually clamped, or if they are fanned out normally but just have blurred into the background because of the photo quality?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
 
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Just went and took a peek at my babe and his fins are fine. I think its just hard to catch them on pic. They are very translucent. His tail is fine too- infact he loves to fan his tail lol.

Thanks for the help though,
Brittany
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #6
 
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Deff looks male, pretty too, maybe you SHOULD get some females to pass that on, lol.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
 
That's a male

If you look closely,it has a small rod called a gonopodium near its rear.That means its male.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:33 AM   #8
 
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I thought he had it- but he just got chucky real fast...started second guessing myself.

Thanks-
Brittany

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:34 AM   #9
 
Julem35- Yeah, he's very handsome. He's got a girlfriend or two :) Just couldn't figure rapid weight gain.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:01 AM   #10
 
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for sure a male =P females got there bottom fin round males got the long skinny things they like to jab there woman with ;D
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