i'm beginner and got a new fish, is it a swordtail female and be able to breed? Thank in advance!
Looks like a female but pic isn't very good . I believe they are livebearers and if they are . Male's will have a genopodium ( ,hope I spelled it right,male extremity) that looks like an extra fin on the bottom of them but it's thin and a little long . Hope this helps
That looks like a Lyretail Molly but i might be wrong.
It is not a swordtail. It is a Molly. And yeah, it is a female. Swordtails have a less oval shaped body. Here is how swordtail looks. Their caudal peduncle is also thicker. http://www.aquariumfish.net/images_01/sword_koi_100529a1_w0480.jpg
Welcome to fishlore! Agreed, it's a molly. Edit: and it is a female.
And here's a couple of pics to build on what @Sean Smith was saying (I know they aren't swordtails, but the principle still applys) Males have a rod shaped anal fin (gonopodium) And females have it fan shaped
it seem everyone agree it is molly, i will get a male molly to reproduce. Thank you all.
What livebearer is that? I have been always curious from other posts. Looks like something out of Poecilia but I don't know lol.
Tbh; I'm not really sure, but I'll probably go look cuz I'm curious too now. I work in a library and I saw the book on fish in some region (can't remember lol) and flipped through it and thought it wa a good example for me to take pics for sexing purposes because I've gotten in trouble for using internet pics lol. I'll let you know when I find it again (Sort for hijacking!)
I may have found it. I looked around on the internet and the female looks like Limia melanogaster. The male reminds me of Mosquito fish or something along those lines. Now that I looked for Gambusia affinis pics Im convinced the male is one of them.
Yep, female molly
You probably don't need a make. Mollies store sperm.
Just my hobby, what should i concern?
Sorry meant Male.
If you want a Male make sure to have a 1:2-3 Male:Female Ratio so a single female won't be bullied to much.
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