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Old 06-05-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Question Platy Fry or Guppy Fry - How Can You Tell?

Does anyone know how to tell the difference between guppy fry and platy fry? A lot of fry look so similar.

I found 3 fry in my tank about 4 weeks ago and just assumed they were from my guppies. I pulled them out and put them in my small fry tank but lost 2 overnight. I have noticed the remaining baby is still quite small, bright orange, and seems to be more compact with a shortish tail, whereas guppy fry look like a pair of eyes with a long tail attached.

I will post pics when I get home from work tonight so you can look and tell me if you think it's a platy baby.

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Old 06-09-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Ok, so here's a couple of pics of my "platy" fry. She moves around a lot so it was hard to get a pic of her. None of my guppy fry showed their colors like this when they were first born. I have guppies that are several months old and are still colorless.

So what do y'all think? Platy or guppy?


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I could be wrong but I think that's a Platy fry. My Platy had fry an the fry looked just like that'sClick image for larger version

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Yup that's a guppy, the real hard fry to tell apart are mollies and guppies.
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