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Old 07-22-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
 
Question platy sex difence

8)how do you tell a platys gender
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
 
You tell a Platies gender the same way you tell a mollie or guppies gender.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #3
 
the way i tell there gender is by the big tail or fin
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #4
 
males have a stick fin by their butt
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:05 PM   #5
 
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A male has a long thin modified anal fin called a gonopodium. The anal fin is the one right next to where the fish eliminates its waste. A female has a fan shaped or triangular shaped anal fin. Have a look at this pair of picture of similar fish.

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These are very small fish but have the same characteristic shapes as mollies, guppies, swords and platies
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:51 PM   #6
 
thank you
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:36 PM   #7
 
No problem, sweetie.
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