Question What Types Of Platy And Swordtail Are These?

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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?
 
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Crispii said:
Sunburst Mickey Mouse Platy.
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
 

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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
It's a boy!
 
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Crispii said:
It's a boy!
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!
 

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clovervalley said:
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Is there a different wild strain with black marks?
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.
 

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