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paws 05-04-2008 06:40 PM

Sexing platies
 
I got 5 platies in my betta tank and I need to know which are males and females.

iamntbatman 05-04-2008 09:37 PM

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

Hope that helped.

iamntbatman 05-04-2008 10:10 PM

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.

paws 05-05-2008 07:44 AM

i did and it didn't work

iamntbatman 05-05-2008 06:57 PM

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.

paws 05-05-2008 08:12 PM

ok thanks I will inspect my platies to see if they are boy/girl.

tophat665 05-09-2008 10:07 PM

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.

Corey 05-15-2008 12:22 AM

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.

paws 05-15-2008 07:36 AM

ok all my platys are boys. good thing


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