Platy Or Not?

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Hello all! I’ve had this sweet boy for a few weeks now with another very similar to him just with slightly different coloring and a small school of neon tetras. They were sold to me as platys but I’m not 100% sure if this was correct. They seem to have much more flowing fins than almost all platys I’ve seen and are a bit smaller. Is it possible I’m underfeeding them and they just need more food to grow into a more traditional platter were they possibly mislabeled? I feed them a small/medium pinch of flakes once a day fasting one day per week, with blood worms every few days. Thanks for the help!
 

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Hello all! I’ve had this sweet boy for a few weeks now with another very similar to him just with slightly different coloring and a small school of neon tetras. They were sold to me as platys but I’m not 100% sure if this was correct. They seem to have much more flowing fins than almost all platys I’ve seen and are a bit smaller. Is it possible I’m underfeeding them and they just need more food to grow into a more traditional platter were they possibly mislabeled? I feed them a small/medium pinch of flakes once a day fasting one day per week, with blood worms every few days. Thanks for the help!
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That's a species of Fancy Guppy, very likely a "fantail". Considering the coloring, this is a male. I've had some larger males in the past, but the fish definitely is not a Platy. Platys have a much thicker body and their tails do not look like the tail on your fish.

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Thank you all so much! I knew something was off about his classification.
 

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Just for future reference, these guys are platies. The top orange and black platy is a sunset wag coloring, (Her name s Gaia) The white platy with the black tail is a panda platy, (Her name is Maia) and the green and white platy is a sort of crystal ball platy/Spotted/green lantern platy (Her name is Kaylen)

As you can see they are VERY different from guppies
 
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