Just decided to buy some Platy fish :)

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I went and bought 6 Platy fish several days ago. They were on sale for .88 cents each at PetSmart. Except for the white Mickey Mouse Platy, she was $1.99 at Petco.


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I love platies too. What was the name of the white one with the black streaks on his tail? Someone just gave me one of those and I hadn't seen one before.
 

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CindiL said:
I love platies too. What was the name of the white one with the black streaks on his tail? Someone just gave me one of those and I hadn't seen one before.
Gold twin bar platy.




Left to right looks like panda, red, gold dusted (or variatus), Mickey Mouse, neon [blue], and a gold twin bar.
Edit: the neon might be a neon rainbow, or a variatus, sometimes stores sell them with weird names.
edit 2: remembered gold dusted is a molly term, for platies its called painted
 

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The gold twin bar, the blue, the red or orange look like females to me. The gold mickey mouse maybe and I can't see well enough on the panda and gold dust.
Can you take more photos of those last three? You may want to just have an all female tank since you for sure seem to have at least three females if not more.
 
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kidster9700 said:
Gold twin bar platy.




Left to right looks like panda, red, gold dusted (or variatus), Mickey Mouse, neon [blue], and a gold twin bar.
Edit: the neon might be a neon rainbow, or a variatus, sometimes stores sell them with weird names.
edit 2: remembered gold dusted is a molly term, for platies its called painted
According to the store's labels on the tanks, I do believe that you got them all correct. Except the one you said is a Panda, is labeled a Mickey Mouse Platy. It looks just like the other MM Platy, except body color, so I guess it is?
 

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Beautiful! Platies are one of my favorite fish to keep. There's so much variation out there!
 
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CindiL said:
The gold twin bar, the blue, the red or orange look like females to me. The gold mickey mouse maybe and I can't see well enough on the panda and gold dust.
Can you take more photos of those last three? You may want to just have an all female tank since you for sure seem to have at least three females if not more.
I think they are all Females, but I may be wrong who knows Plus I think maybe the painted one looks pregnant, I can't tell. Here are a couple more pictures of the Platies. I'm sorry the photos are not too clear, I took them through the plastic tote box I use for a QT tank.

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From what I can see in the pictures, they all look female to me.
 

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Goldie Fish said:
According to the store's labels on the tanks, I do believe that you got them all correct. Except the one you said is a Panda, is labeled a Mickey Mouse Platy. It looks just like the other MM Platy, except body color, so I guess it is?
If it has the Mickey Mouse face on its tail it's a Mickey Mouse. I just saw that the front was white and tail was black, so I went with panda.


 

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I think they are all females also. Just fyI if you didn't know...livebearers can carry sperm up to a year!


 
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Here is a video of the Platies, but not too much better than the pictures LOL!

 
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I think they are all females also. Just fyI if you didn't know...livebearers can carry sperm up to a year!
Um....no I didn't know that. Hee Hee Oh boy!
 
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The twin bar is pregnant you can see the gravid spot in the video.
Oh my! The fun never ends with these gals does it? Baby Mania!! I'll have to take a look at my video again

Oh Snickers, I do see it now! :shock:
 

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I thought I had all females (well now I really do as I gave away the boys this week) and now have a 10 gallon with about 30 fry, a combination of mollies, guppies, platies! Luckily a privately owned fish store said they would take them off my hands when they're a couple months old. And then just now I was wiping down the glass of my main tank and saw yet another fry, ugh. More to catch in the next few weeks!
 
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CindiL said:
I thought I had all females (well now I really do as I gave away the boys this week) and now have a 10 gallon with about 30 fry, a combination of mollies, guppies, platies! Luckily a privately owned fish store said they would take them off my hands when they're a couple months old. And then just now I was wiping down the glass of my main tank and saw yet another fry, ugh. More to catch in the next few weeks!
What did we get ourselves into? LOL!
 

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