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RackinRocky 06-08-2012 08:45 PM

Is my platy a female?
 
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Attachment 56776This is Panda, my new Panda Platy. Her anal fin is longer than my other females' anals are. But its still "feathery" for lack of a better word, and not spikey like a male. I sure hope she's a female as I really like her. Can you tell me for sure? Thank you.

Fishpunk 06-09-2012 12:34 AM

How big is the fish? If its young, it may not have sexed out yet.

RackinRocky 06-09-2012 12:48 AM

Its the size, or very nearly the size, of an adult platy, so not a little baby. It was in a tank of pandas, and some were quite a bit smaller.

marshallsea 06-09-2012 03:52 AM

appears to be female

fish monger 06-09-2012 09:11 AM

I'd say it's a female.

Fishpunk 06-09-2012 11:34 AM

I concur Female.

ZTK412 06-17-2012 05:58 PM

Definately female.

Check this picture of the comparison between platy genders -
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RackinRocky 06-18-2012 12:52 AM

Thanks all! ZTK412, I see you have blue moon platies. I just recently got a platy, and wondered what variety she is. Are yours a hazy blue with black along the sides?

ZTK412 06-18-2012 10:30 AM

Yes they are but there are a TON of variaties of platys out there such as this one which is blue to and very similar to my Blue moon platy -

Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Blue Platy Livebearer

RackinRocky 06-19-2012 02:27 PM

Pretty! I'm thinking of getting a Sunburst or maybe one like the one on the top of this page next.


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