how to determine female and male???

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I huf 6 platy, 5 with dark tail and 1 with red tail...
how do I no which is male ? and which is female?
 

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When you determine the number of males & females, if you can keep 2 females for each male. You might have to exchange some depending on how big your tank is, but the males won't pick on the females so much. Platys do breed VERY readily, so if you don't want pregnant ones, stick with just males.
 

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VidW said:
I huf 6 platy, 5 with dark tail and 1 with red tail...
how do I no which is male ? and which is female?
females have thick and round shaped body; males r a little thinner and more colorful
 

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female analfins tend to be fan shaped whereas the males are more pointed. The male also has a visible reproductive organ called a gonopodium which sticks out of the anal area. Females will tend to be larger and bulkier than males and the males are more brightly colored.
 

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