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Old 02-08-2017, 02:30 PM   #1
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Platy gender identification!

Hi all I am wanting to know the gender of my platies and if they are pregnant?Click image for larger version

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Old 02-08-2017, 03:55 PM   #2
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Picture one: the orange one looks like a female to me, yellow one looks like a male.
Picture two: white looks like a female, possibly pregnant, can make out a gravid spot and rounded belly.
Picture three: I can't really tell, the photo is blurry, but I think it's a male.

Here's a picture that can help you figure it out.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:07 PM   #3
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Oh ok then the red wag is a male. I told the pet store lady to give me females but I guess not! Thank you for the help.
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:00 PM   #4
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No problem! I was confused at first as well, happy to help
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:06 AM   #5
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I would agree with Dreamin. Looks to me that you have two males and two females.
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Yep. If you have enough space in the tank to get two more females, this would be a good idea. Otherwise, the males may harass and chase the females and stress them to death. For platies it's best to have two or three females for every male, to spread out the aggression. I'm sure you know this already (you asked for females and the pet store messed up, so you know what you're doing). Or, you could take back a male and request a female instead?
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:24 PM   #7
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Well I think I am even a little over Stocked! With 4 platies and a gourami in a 10 gallon.
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I see. Maybe trading one male out would be the best option. Do you think your LFS would do that?
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No they would not they are not my favorite.
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Old 02-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #10
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I would definitely say 4 platys in a 10 gallon is fully stocked. Maybe you can trade it out for a plant or something?
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