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post #1 of 6 Old 08-25-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Which type of livebearer is this fry?

Thanks. Its hard to identify. Has a platy shape but my guppy was acting pregnant the day before I found this fry swimming around in my community tank.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-25-2012, 01:58 PM
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Hmmm- I'd say platy. I've never seen a guppy with such a bright yellow body. The two are in a different genus so it's highly unlikely to be a cross.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-25-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I'm still looking into it but I'm pretty sure your right as well. Its funny how he's the only one who survived
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-25-2012, 03:38 PM
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I have never seen guppy fry of that color; usually they are grey. I would guess platy.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-26-2012, 07:09 AM
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I agree with the OP! It's a Platy - and judging by his bright coloration, looks like he's been hiding in there for a while!!! Congratulations on the baby!
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-26-2012, 07:55 AM
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And it's fairly big. That is not a newborn for sure! It's been hiding for awhile and finally must have had the courage to come out into the open. When you say survived did you loose some Platys?
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