What Types Of Platy And Swordtail Are These? Question

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by clovervalley, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. clovervalley

    clovervalleyValued MemberMember

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    Bonus points if you know what type of swordtail that is too, I think Neon but the black markings confuse me! Is there a different wild strain with black marks?
     
  2. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    Sunburst Mickey Mouse Platy.
     
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    clovervalley

    clovervalleyValued MemberMember

    Goodness, you’re helping me a lot today! Thanks so much, that’s what I thought but wasn’t sure. He/she was a rescue from a local school tank that they were getting rid of
     
  4. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    It's a boy! :)
     
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    clovervalley

    clovervalleyValued MemberMember

    That explains the lack of swordtail/platy hybrid fry! I was literally just going to look up how to tell the difference, thanks for saving me the time!
     
  6. emeraldking

    emeraldkingWell Known MemberMember

    Well, the Xiphophorus helleri guentheri show these black vertical bars as well. But there are more wild helleri species that do show them.
    And depending on how the ligth hits the body, you'll see them clearly or less clear.