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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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kept the danios, lmao

Ok i went to the lfs, i didnt take the danios back, instead i took the pleco back, superman was flaring up at him all the time, and flaring too much is bad for his health i kno, and i couldnt afford to get a new filter and heater for my other tank right now, but i did however come back with a new family memeber a platy, i want to know if it is male or female, it looks kinda bloated, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 06:44 PM
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Male Platys have a pointed anal fin (like a right triangle), while females have a fan-shaped anal fin. Males are also generally smaller in size, and mine are not as colorful as my females (My Male Red Wags are an orange-ish color).

Pics would help us sex it if none of this helps.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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tht helps and i cant post up pics because for some strange reason my comp wont show any of the menus, just like when cody told me how to change my sig. i couldnt because the menus wont come up, i dunno wats going on, i should just make my fish a myspace page, so everyone could check them out, like rob dyrdek did for his dog meaty and mini horse
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 11:01 AM
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Neo, if you look at the fish from above and it is very fat, it is probably a female and quite pregnant too. Otherwise it is usually easy to see the triangular anal fin of a female vs the long almost straight anal fin of a male. The only tim I can't tell at first glance is if the fish is swimming with the anal fin folded up against his body. At that point its anyone's guess.
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