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patadams66 04-30-2011 10:45 AM

Sexing my Mollys
 
soooo i know ur jealous of my paint skills
basically i have 2 lyretail mollies.

one has like a spikey looking anal fin and one has a spikey looking anal fin PLUS some long elegant fins (see pic below)

uhh then i have a sailfin molly that just has the spikey thing. wondering what sex they are.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...42/fishies.png

enjoy.

bettababy 04-30-2011 04:07 PM

In live bearing fishes the anal fin is a long spike shaped fin that is held close to the body, the female anal fin is shorter and pair shaped, mostly held open. I will search out a few links of actual fish to show you the difference between male/female to make it easier to check your own fish (know what you're looking for). Will be back shortly with links for you.

bettababy 04-30-2011 04:10 PM



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