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Old 06-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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What fish do i have?

Hi I wonder if anyone could help. I acquired a tank with fish through work. As I didn't buy the fish I was wondering if they had a name of what type of fish they are. Male or female etc

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Old 06-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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You have swordtails.
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Thanks. So are these both male. I have read up in them and it seems they should be male. Although I swear one of those had babies.
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The black one looks like a female. Does it have a sword ?
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The two at the top

Of the pic are the only ones with 'swords'
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The black fish is probably a female then
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Having a sword doesn't always make them a male. You can tell by their fin under their tummy. If it is thin and pointy and isn't usually flared out, then it is a male. If it is fanned out and rounded, then it is a female.
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