Male or Female Molly? Help

Discussion in 'Sexing Livebearers' started by CanadianMolly, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. CanadianMollyNew MemberMember

    Can anyone tell me if this is a male or female. Sometimes it looks like a male and other times a female. It's very big and looks pregnant, so I'm not sure. Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Hummm I'm leaning towards a pregnant male..... It looks like a male but I'm not positive.
     




  3. CanadianMollyNew MemberMember

    Thanks
     




  4. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    haha sorry idk I'm kind of going back and forth now. Does it ever have the rounded fin like a female? If so I'm guessing the fin just is weak or something and when she moves it drags along behind her making her look like a male?
     
  5. kloseoWell Known MemberMember

    its a male the bottom stick looking structure is called a gonopodium and is found only on the males, you can use this structure to id sex on mollies and platies
     
  6. ayelieWell Known MemberMember

    I think male too. Could you get a better pic of the under side of him/her?
     
  7. *Hannah*Valued MemberMember

    It look like she/he is swimming?!? When my female swims her anal fin goes up a little, and makes her kinda look like a male. By the looks of it the bottom of the anal fin is white and top transparent. If I am right then it probably is a female.
     
  8. dlewinValued MemberMember

    looks like a male balloon molly to me

    heres a picture of my male molly
    139.jpg
     
  9. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Pregnant male.... i dont thinks thats possible


    Chris
     
  10. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Look like a male though to me too

    Chris
     
  11. fishyfishyfishy13Well Known MemberMember

    I wanna say its a male too its just that it has that square shape that a pregnant fish has when shes a week or two away from birth. On the other hand it looks like it has the gonopodium but it might just be the picture, it looks like it has a blur there where the fin would be on a female so if you could post a better pic we could tell for sure
     
  12. izzyfishfarmerWell Known MemberMember

    Thats a male dalmatian balloon molly its definitely not pregnant
     
  13. bass masterWell Known MemberMember

    definitely a balloon molly, although Im leaning towards female. A gonopodium usually lays much more flush to the body, to me the little white structure just looks like the thicker bottom rays of a typical female anal fin. A better picture could help us, if the anal fin looks just like a typical triangular fin, its a female. If the anal fin looks like an elongated narrow tube with little to no webbing, it is a male.
     
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