Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/forum.php)
-   Livebearers (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/livebearers/)
-   -   platy sex difence (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/livebearers/platy-sex-difence-26268/)

bary trotter 07-22-2009 11:53 AM

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

Zombie 07-22-2009 01:42 PM

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

bary trotter 07-23-2009 02:07 PM

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

Guppyluver4ever 07-23-2009 03:21 PM

males have a stick fin by their butt

Oldman47 07-23-2009 07:05 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.

Male
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...aleCloseup.jpg

Female
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...aleCloseup.jpg

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

bary trotter 07-23-2009 10:51 PM

thank you

Zombie 07-23-2009 11:36 PM

No problem, sweetie.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome