please help me ID this fish

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by betsyab, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. betsyabNew MemberMember

    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

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Thats either a cute little female Platy, or a female swordtail :) (I can't tell young female Swords from female Platies >.<)
  3. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

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

  4. Akari_32

    Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Why Mickey Mouse? I don't see no ears on her tail :p
  5. mosaicguppyWell Known MemberMember

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

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    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

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    yup platy she be!

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

    RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

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

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

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

    pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    Its never useless when it teaches.

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