Male Or Female Platy?

Discussion in 'Sexing Livebearers' started by KarenW, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. KarenWValued MemberMember

    I got 3 new platies two days ago and have begun to notice one of the females is bullying the other female. As I've looked closer, I think the bully is a male. What do you think?

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  2. LondonFishKeeperNew MemberMember

    It's difficult to tell, the bottom fin looks like it's either slightly clamped, or its a tucked up gonopodium. My female platys have two distinct 'fanned out' fins underneath. Do you have another picture at all?
  3. CelestialgirlWell Known MemberMember

    I had the same issue - I asked for 4 females only to realize later they gave me 3 males and 1 female. My bullying females were actually males. It looks like a male to me in the last pic.
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  4. KarenWValued MemberMember

    How about this,


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  6. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I agree that's a male
  7. KarenWValued MemberMember

    Thank you so much for your input!☺
  8. KarenWValued MemberMember

    Going to LFS tomorrow to exchange him. In the meantime, he's in quarantine. :(

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