sword tail or platy or both?

Discussion in 'Hybrid Fish' started by fletch, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. fletchValued MemberMember

    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. onelovieValued MemberMember

    Maybe it is a Hi Fin Platy, or a female swordtail (they do not grow swords)?
  3. JasonWell Known MemberMember

    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
  4. fletchValued MemberMember

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

    Would love to see a picture. My friend has sailfin mollys that are gorgeous.
  6. JasonWell Known MemberMember

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

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