what is this fish??

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by guppyguppy, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. g

    guppyguppy New Member Member

    hii. i got this fish few days back and the store keeper told me its a swordtail. but when i checked internet, swordtail looks quite different. if it really is a swordtail...is it a male or a female?? i'm new into this hobby. please help. also, i would be greatly delighted if anyone could tell me how to distinguish sex of this kind of fish.

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  2. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to FishLore!
    It's definitely a male and could be a swordtail that hasn't grown it's sword yet. Very pretty fish.
  3. Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    I think it's def. a swordtail, some of them have a double looking sword like that. :)

  4. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to Fishlore!

    It looks like a swordtail to me as well.
  5. pepetj

    pepetj Well Known Member Member

    It may be a Red Lire Tail Platy. It's definitely a male.

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  6. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

  7. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    Diffrent types of swords have diffrent fin types so they may not always show the sword.

    He a male probaly with lyretail gene

  8. w

    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    welcome to fishlore
    thats a swordtail
  9. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Clearly we've clarified this is a sword, however, anyone else see the young iridescent sharks face in the first pic? Not good :(
  10. w

    wonton55912 Valued Member Member

    i circled the gonopodium in a different swordtail. the next pic is my female platy (which is closley related to the swordtail) that doesn't have a gonopodium. i am stating that females dont have gonopodiums.

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  11. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Huh? I can't see them:;dk Am I old or just not looking close enough?;)
  12. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member

    Top right corner of the first pic.
  13. phishyitis

    phishyitis Valued Member Member

    I agree red velvet high fin lyre-tail sword(young male)

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