male guppies or are they?
Hi i just bought five male guppies yesterday unfortuately one didnt make it through the night :( They are all really brightly coloured bar from one who is silvery with irredescent blue flashes on his tail is this really a female or a male?
Gemmylou, welcome to the wonderful world of livebearers. Many of the most common livebearers are easy to distinguish based on their anal fin shape. There is an example here of a pair of mollies
And there is an example here of 2 heterandria formosa
In both cases the anal fin shape is the distinguishing feature.
look at the anal fin, that is the only way yo will know for sure
There is no distinction between colors in a male that says he is a female; they come in a variety of colors. Males generally have longer tail fins. The anal fin can also be a distinction.
also, the male is most pften more corlorful
I notice with all my guppies that males have coloured bodies and females only have paterns on their tails. But as stated the only way to know for sure is the Gonopodium.
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