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linafloyd 07-30-2012 11:30 AM

Is my platy a girl or boy?
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I just got a platy yesterday and i wanted to know if it is a girl or a boy. If it is a girl, it was in a tank with boys and girls so is there a possibility that it might be pregnant? Thank you.

1077 07-30-2012 11:41 AM

Platy in photo is female and if kept with males,,is most likely pregnant.
Is what these fish do (make little fish):lol:
If you plan on keeping babies,,then providing some floating cover in the form of artificial or real plant's will assure that more than a few babies survive .
Livebearer's have no paternal instinct and adult's will happily eat newborn fish they can catch.
These fish can quickly over populate tank's smaller than 40 gallons.

Romad 07-30-2012 12:33 PM

Yup - it's a she. You can tell by the roundness of her fins under her belly. The males have a swordlike fin underneath.

BabyBoyBlue 07-30-2012 01:50 PM


If you want to raise them, get some duckweed for floating, or moss attached to driftwood for places for the frys to hide.

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