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edetore 05-17-2011 02:10 PM

What have I got here?
 
Could someone please be so kind as to tell me what my young fish is?

I have platys and guppies (and possibly a molly) and I never noticed a pregnancy but found a lone surviving fry a few weeks ago during a gravel cleaning...and I am not 100% sure what he is.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2091/...f76c7527ed.jpg

To me he doesn't look fat enough to be a platy but too fat to be a guppy...I'm sure it's obvious to enthusiasts, lol.

Here are two more:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/...abbc7e8505.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/...d83fa48c6c.jpg

Thanks!!

Mollyfish Breeder 05-17-2011 02:22 PM

I'm guessing its some kind of tetra :)

SinCrisis 05-17-2011 02:36 PM

looks like a gold barb..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_barb

edetore 05-17-2011 05:47 PM

Well, considering it was born to either a platy, a molly, or a guppy I kind of doubt that, lol. Maybe some sort of hybrid..?

SinCrisis 05-17-2011 07:20 PM

well it looks a lot like a gold barb...

Christople 05-17-2011 07:21 PM

I have to say X. variatus

edetore 05-18-2011 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christople (Post 676795)
I have to say X. variatus

Thank you, very helpful. I came across an image of a tuxedo platy when I googled that and it looks like we have a winner.

alysalouise 05-18-2011 07:08 PM

Ya i was gonna say, she is a platy for sure. ive seen that coloraion several times before

pringleman1 05-18-2011 10:49 PM

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It looks like one of my Hawaiian platys but with a yellow tail and less black. Yours has a high fin though.
Here is a picture of my two Hawaiian platys.

Jayy 05-22-2011 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christople (Post 676795)
I have to say X. variatus

Thats what he/she is ;-) X. variatus is a hybrid of a swordtail and a platy. Thats way it's long like a swordtail, but looks like a platy. This also causes them to be mixed in a platy or swordtail tank, by mistake.


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