please help me ID this fish

  1. betsyab

    betsyab Initiate Member

    Messages:
    8
    Ratings:
    +0
    Got a hand-me-down aquarium, and I don't know what kind of fish this is. Thanks in advance!
    id fish.jpg
     


  2. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    16,182
    Location:
    South Central FL
    Ratings:
    +108
    Thats either a cute little female Platy, or a female swordtail :) (I can't tell young female Swords from female Platies >.<)
     


  3. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    10,057
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +84
    Looks like a female Blue Mickey Mouse Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) to me.
     
  4. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    16,182
    Location:
    South Central FL
    Ratings:
    +108
    Why Mickey Mouse? I don't see no ears on her tail :p
     
  5. mosaicguppy

    mosaicguppy Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    3,966
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Ratings:
    +41
    Looks like a platy to me too, very nice blue she has. :)
     
  6. RogueAgent94

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    10,057
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +84
    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

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,451
    Location:
    central MA
    Ratings:
    +37
    yup platy she be!

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

    RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    10,057
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +84
    LOl no problem. I'm full of useless information, remember?
     
  9. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy Lubianetsky Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    968
    Location:
    Westchester, CA
    Ratings:
    +11
    I actually have three of them. It is definately a blue platy.
     
  10. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,451
    Location:
    central MA
    Ratings:
    +37
    Its never useless when it teaches.