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Old 05-17-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
 
What have I got here?

Could someone please be so kind as to tell me what my young fish is?

I have platys and guppies (and possibly a molly) and I never noticed a pregnancy but found a lone surviving fry a few weeks ago during a gravel cleaning...and I am not 100% sure what he is.



To me he doesn't look fat enough to be a platy but too fat to be a guppy...I'm sure it's obvious to enthusiasts, lol.

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Old 05-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
 
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I'm guessing its some kind of tetra :)
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
 
looks like a gold barb..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_barb
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
 
Well, considering it was born to either a platy, a molly, or a guppy I kind of doubt that, lol. Maybe some sort of hybrid..?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
 
well it looks a lot like a gold barb...
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #6
 
I have to say X. variatus
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:01 AM   #7
 
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I have to say X. variatus
Thank you, very helpful. I came across an image of a tuxedo platy when I googled that and it looks like we have a winner.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #8
 
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Ya i was gonna say, she is a platy for sure. ive seen that coloraion several times before
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:49 PM   #9
 
It looks like one of my Hawaiian platys but with a yellow tail and less black. Yours has a high fin though.
Here is a picture of my two Hawaiian platys.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:17 PM   #10
 
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I have to say X. variatus
Thats what he/she is X. variatus is a hybrid of a swordtail and a platy. Thats way it's long like a swordtail, but looks like a platy. This also causes them to be mixed in a platy or swordtail tank, by mistake.

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