What Kind Of Fish Is This?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Helen2841985, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. H

    Helen2841985 New Member Member

    I have just taken a fish tank from someone who doesn't want it anymore and I was wondering what type of fish this is?

    Thank you in advance

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  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Welcome to fishlore!

    Looks like a platy or swordtail
  3. Balkaran0006

    Balkaran0006 Valued Member Member

    Kind of looks like a platy but also has an elongated body like a swordtail
  4. :) fatcatfish (:

    :) fatcatfish (: Well Known Member Member

    Looks like a type of tuxedo Variatus Platy (X. variatus) to me. They are generally less 'stocky' than X. maculatus.
  5. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlack Fishlore VIP Member

    Yup, it is a hybrid based off Xiphophorus variatus, a fish that occurs just a little north of platys (X maculatus), in Mexico. In many ways, they are halfway between swordtails and platys, however, most of the ones in the hobby are hybrids.

    It's a great, undervalued fish. I had one become so tame it would swim into my cupped hand when I was doing weekly water changes.

    It needs a higher pH 7.5+, hard water and a temperature range of 20c to 25c. It's a fine community fish.
  6. Mom2some

    Mom2some Well Known Member Member

    Welcome to fishlore!
  7. APierce

    APierce Well Known Member Member

    That is a green/orange and black swordtail/platy mix! Very cool looking.
  8. FishL:))

    FishL:)) Well Known Member Member

    Welcome to FishLore!! :)
    He looks to me like a platy or swordtail.
    Most likely a mix between the both. :)
  9. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    As fatcatfish and navigatorblack said, it is a variatus tuxedo type. Looks intermediate between swords and platies, but is based on another species of Xiphophorus.
  10. OP

    Helen2841985 New Member Member

    Thank you so much for everyone's replies, much appreciated ☺️

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