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bary trotter 07-22-2009 10:53 AM

platy sex difence
8)how do you tell a platys gender

Zombie 07-22-2009 12:42 PM

You tell a Platies gender the same way you tell a mollie or guppies gender.

bary trotter 07-23-2009 01:07 PM

the way i tell there gender is by the big tail or fin

Guppyluver4ever 07-23-2009 02:21 PM

males have a stick fin by their butt

Oldman47 07-23-2009 06:05 PM

A male has a long thin modified anal fin called a gonopodium. The anal fin is the one right next to where the fish eliminates its waste. A female has a fan shaped or triangular shaped anal fin. Have a look at this pair of picture of similar fish.



These are very small fish but have the same characteristic shapes as mollies, guppies, swords and platies

bary trotter 07-23-2009 09:51 PM

thank you

Zombie 07-23-2009 10:36 PM

No problem, sweetie.

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