Is It A Swordtail Female?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Bin070585, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Bin070585New MemberMember

    i'm beginner and got a new fish, is it a swordtail female and be able to breed? Thank in advance!

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  2. Sean Smith

    Sean SmithWell Known MemberMember

    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
  3. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    That looks like a Lyretail Molly but i might be wrong.

  4. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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.

  5. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    Agreed, it's a molly.

    Edit: and it is a female.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  6. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    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

  7. OP

    Bin070585New MemberMember

    it seem everyone agree it is molly, i will get a male molly to reproduce.
    Thank you all.
  8. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    What livebearer is that? I have been always curious from other posts. Looks like something out of Poecilia but I don't know lol.
  9. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    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!)
  10. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  11. Aqua J

    Aqua JValued MemberMember

    Yep, female molly
  12. BettaPonic

    BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

    You probably don't need a make. Mollies store sperm.
  13. OP

    Bin070585New MemberMember

    Just my hobby, what should i concern?
  14. BettaPonic

    BettaPonicWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry meant Male.
  15. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    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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