sword tail or platy or both?

  1. fletch

    fletch Member Member

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    I have what I thought was a swordtail. Its definately male and its about an inch long. It has a realy long top dorsal fin (about 3/4 the length of its body) but it doesnt show any signs of growing a sword. can you get long finned platys? I realy hope its a sword tail but Im not sure. Is there any sure way of telling platys and swords apart?
     

  2. onelovie

    onelovie Member Member

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    Maybe it is a Hi Fin Platy, or a female swordtail (they do not grow swords)?
     

  3. Jason

    Jason Well Known Member Member

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    If it hasnt grown a sword by now I doubt its a swordtail unless the parents interbred from platies and Sword's to form what you've got. It's probably a Hi fin platy like onelovie said. and I know you know how to distinguish a male and a female livebearer so it must be a male platy
     
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    fletch

    fletch Member Member

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    Ok, thanks for your help. I may put a pic up here so people can say for sure
     
  5. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

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    Would love to see a picture. My friend has sailfin mollys that are gorgeous.
    Carol
     
  6. Jason

    Jason Well Known Member Member

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    I see a lot of salfin mollies around here, how big are they cause I know they get quite large for a livebearer
     
  7. joe

    joe Member Member

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    I have a high fin platy it is probably what u have and also sailfin mollies can get up to 4 in.
     

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