sword tail or platy or both?

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

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

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

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

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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
 

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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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