Are these platies?

Discussion in 'Platy' started by Linni93, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. L

    Linni93 Valued Member Member

    Just wondering if these fish are actually platies, like they were labeled as at the LFS... Not sure if I think they look like platies, but they may be some special species or something :;dk
    I had one other fish that I know actually was a platy, but he was different than the others :;fr

    And the two females on the first picture look pregnant to me, but are they?
    :;fg
     

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  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to FishLore!
    Yep look like Platys to me and those females look very close to delivery time.
    Carol
     
  3. OP
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    Linni93 Valued Member Member

    ok, cool ;D
    thanks :)

    I actually asked for only females at the LFS because I didn't want my tank to possibly be overfilled with platy babies :p
    but the other platy I had (that died) was a male and one of the guys on the pictures is a male so I got 2 males and 2 females, instead of 4 females :;santaclaus
    so i guess there will be babies :) but that's ok though ;)

    And yes, I do realize that the females may be pregnant already when people buy them...
     
  4. bassbonediva

    bassbonediva Fishlore VIP Member

    Those look like marigold variatus platies to me. I had one for a while, but she recently passed away, though. Their bodies tend to be a little slimmer and sleeker than regular platies, from what I see comparing them to my other platies (I have a dawn/parrot, two sunset coral dwarfs and a blue rainbow wag, as well as at least a dozen babies), more like a molly, so I can get where you'd think they weren't platies.
     
  5. OP
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    Linni93 Valued Member Member

    ok, thanks :)
    good to know they weren't tricking me at the LFS...
     




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