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post #1 of 3 Old 04-30-2011, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Sexing my Mollys

soooo i know ur jealous of my paint skills
basically i have 2 lyretail mollies.

one has like a spikey looking anal fin and one has a spikey looking anal fin PLUS some long elegant fins (see pic below)

uhh then i have a sailfin molly that just has the spikey thing. wondering what sex they are.



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post #2 of 3 Old 04-30-2011, 03:07 PM
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In live bearing fishes the anal fin is a long spike shaped fin that is held close to the body, the female anal fin is shorter and pair shaped, mostly held open. I will search out a few links of actual fish to show you the difference between male/female to make it easier to check your own fish (know what you're looking for). Will be back shortly with links for you.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-30-2011, 03:10 PM
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Male http://www.fishforever.co.uk/images/male2.jpg

Female http://www.fishforever.co.uk/images/female.jpg

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