Platy Or Not?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by elding14, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. elding14New MemberMember

    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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  2. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember

    That is a male guppy. I am not sure who sold you that fish as a platy but they have no ideas of what platys look like. Also Its good that you fast them although I would back off the blood worms to once a week since those can cause constipation

  3. oldsalt777Well Known MemberMember

    Hello el...

    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.

  4. CandyCane701Well Known MemberMember

    Definitely a male guppy as pp have said. He's beautiful too!
  5. BettaishValued MemberMember

    It's a good looking male guppy.
  6. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    100% Guppy
  7. blue velvet keeperWell Known MemberMember

    10000000000000000% guppy
  8. FishcatWell Known MemberMember

    Very cute guppy. I have one that looks a lot like that.
  9. elding14New MemberMember

    Thank you all so much! I knew something was off about his classification.
  10. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe that Guppy identifies as a Platy. Who knows... :D:rolleyes:
  11. elding14New MemberMember

    Haha I’ll have to ask him!
  12. WinterSoldier.Well Known MemberMember


    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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