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post #1 of 9 Old 05-04-2008, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sexing platies

I got 5 platies in my betta tank and I need to know which are males and females.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-04-2008, 09:37 PM
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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

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-04-2008, 10:10 PM
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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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post #4 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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i did and it didn't work
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 06:57 PM
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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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post #6 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks I will inspect my platies to see if they are boy/girl.
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-09-2008, 10:07 PM
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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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post #8 of 9 Old 05-15-2008, 12:22 AM
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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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post #9 of 9 Old 05-15-2008, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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ok all my platys are boys. good thing
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