What type of fish are these

  1. PlatyGurl2015 Initiate Member

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    At first I thought they were platys but I was looking up some pictures and thought they were kind of long looking. Please help beginner here
  2. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Look like guppies but I'm no expert

    EDIT: could be platy too. Like I said, no expert haha.
  3. PlatyGurl2015 Initiate Member

    I was thinking guppies but I couldn't find ones that were that colour
  4. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Actually now that I look up platies, they look like platies. Not sure what kind though.
  5. PlatyGurl2015 Initiate Member

    I think they are sunburst platys (other name I found are marigold and sunset)
  6. hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

    They're platies. They're a colour variety made by crossing the two species, as most are. These have a lot of X. variatus in them, which are slightly longer and thinner than X. maculatus.
  7. codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks for the clarification hamp!
  8. PlatyGurl2015 Initiate Member

    Thank you so much I they were confusing me so much
  9. Andromeda Member Member

    Yup, sunburst platy.
  10. chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    Actually, they would be best labelled as Sunset Variatus. A lot of people refer to them as Variatus Platies, as well. However, as noted, most Platies, Swordtails, and Variatus have been interbred to get certain colors into the different lines. The color pattern of Sunset actually originated in Variatus lines, and has been bred into the other species.