What is this fish??

guppyguppy

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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Butterfly

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

Amanda

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

bolivianbaby

Member
Welcome to Fishlore!

It looks like a swordtail to me as well.
 

pepetj

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

Pepetj
Santo Domingo
 

Aquarist

Member
Good morning and Welcome to Fish Lore

Well, it's either a Platy or a Sword for sure. lol

Here are a couple of links that may help you with the ID and the sexing of live bearers:

Ken
 

Chris123

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

He a male probaly with lyretail gene

CB
 

wonton55912

Member
welcome to fishlore
that's a swordtail
 

platy ben

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

wonton55912

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 don't have gonopodiums.
 

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bolivianbaby

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platy ben said:
Clearly we've clarified this is a sword, however, anyone else see the young iridescent sharks face in the first pic? Not good
Huh? I can't see them Am I old or just not looking close enough?
 

cm11599ps

Member
bolivianbaby said:
Huh? I can't see them Am I old or just not looking close enough?
Top right corner of the first pic.
 

phishyitis

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