please help me ID this fish

  1. betsyab Initiate Member

    Got a hand-me-down aquarium, and I don't know what kind of fish this is. Thanks in advance!
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  2. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Thats either a cute little female Platy, or a female swordtail :) (I can't tell young female Swords from female Platies >.<)
     

  3. RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Looks like a female Blue Mickey Mouse Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) to me.
     

  4. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Why Mickey Mouse? I don't see no ears on her tail :p
     

  5. mosaicguppy Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a platy to me too, very nice blue she has. :)
     
  6. RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    She's classified as Mickymouse because she gets darker from the anal fin down. Usually there is a dark navy or black spot in Blues. Reds have maroon or black spots. Sometimes there is a bit of green with the black. I don't know why that's the name, it just is ;D.
     
  7. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    yup platy she be!

    and thanks for the education as to the name and how they get it rouge!
     
  8. RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    LOl no problem. I'm full of useless information, remember?
     
  9. Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    I actually have three of them. It is definately a blue platy.
     
  10. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Its never useless when it teaches.