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Sexing platies

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Old 05-04-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
 
Sexing platies

I got 5 platies in my betta tank and I need to know which are males and females.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
 
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If they're old enough, the anal fin of the males will have developed into the gonopodium. It will look like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Gonopodium.jpg

Hope that helped.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
 
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Gonopodium.jpg

Ok, so I can't get that link to work. You should be able to just copy and paste the URL into your browser, though.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:44 AM   #4
 
i did and it didn't work
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:57 PM   #5
 
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Crap...well...linking is apparently quite abnormal on this forum. Just do a Google image search of "platy gonopodium" and make it should be the first picture.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:12 PM   #6
 
ok thanks I will inspect my platies to see if they are boy/girl.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
 
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That is the nuttiest, most messed up thing ever that that link simply will not post. Tried to get it to go 6 different ways and bubkis. Google is your friend.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:22 PM   #8
 
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Sexing platies is very easy males have a "member" anal fin and females have a almost fan looking one, The females is also round while the males is pointed.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:36 AM   #9
 
ok all my platys are boys. good thing
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