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paws 05-04-2008 05:40 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 08:37 PM

If they're old enough, the anal fin of the males will have developed into the gonopodium. It will look like this:

Hope that helped.

iamntbatman 05-04-2008 09:10 PM

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 06:44 AM

i did and it didn't work

iamntbatman 05-05-2008 05:57 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 07:12 PM

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

tophat665 05-09-2008 09:07 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 05-14-2008 11:22 PM

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 06:36 AM

ok all my platys are boys. good thing

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