Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-26-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Trainer_Ruby_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Eastern America
Posts: 898
Sexing Molly

Lately I've been having breeding problems with my mollies. Mainly my male hasn't been pulling his own weight. So I added a new Molly to add some competition for him. But strangely this one is hard to distinguish gender wise. It carries its anal fin like a male and has a male body type but I've seen it spread its anal fin like a females already as well. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1437940980.024515.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	159.0 KB
ID:	275682


Keep calm and drum on

__________________
Trainer_Ruby_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 04:21 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
claudio1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: aldershot..U.K
Posts: 183
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1437942077.242442.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	275683


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
claudio1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 04:21 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
coralbandit's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saratoga,NY
Posts: 6,943
Can't clearly see the anal fin but it looks like a female IMO?
the Smiley Fish
__________________
coralbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 04:25 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
claudio1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: aldershot..U.K
Posts: 183
top male and botton female,if you look closely to the anal fin the male is elongated and tubular in shape and the female is fan shaped..hope this helps.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
claudio1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Trainer_Ruby_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Eastern America
Posts: 898
I know how to sex them but this one has a long slightly rounded anal fin. It's not like my other females or like my male.


Keep calm and drum on
__________________
Trainer_Ruby_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 06:17 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
claudio1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: aldershot..U.K
Posts: 183
can you get a better picture,because from that picture is hard to tell..


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
claudio1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 06:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TMRC Exotics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 2,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by claudio1 View Post
top male and botton female,if you look closely to the anal fin the male is elongated and tubular in shape and the female is fan shaped..hope this helps.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
Your talking about the reference picture, this isn't the actual fish.
__________________
TMRC Exotics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 06:46 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TMRC Exotics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 2,363
Placement on the body wise it looks female to me. See how on the male the gonopodium is further up but on the female it is towards the tail fin a bit more, I say a female clamping the fin.
__________________
TMRC Exotics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 08:31 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kingman, AZ
Posts: 214
I think it's a female.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
Chels10117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2015, 11:49 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Trainer_Ruby_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Eastern America
Posts: 898
I caught it and put in closer to the front and it looks like a female. On the plus side when I turned the light on to try to get a pic I noticed my male Molly trying to mate for the first time in about 3 months.


Keep calm and drum on
__________________
Trainer_Ruby_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2015, 11:39 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 151
That molly looks really pale when it should be bright yellow? You say spread it's fin like females, my female mollies never flex or spread they're fins, my male does.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
irdajoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: High Desert, S. California
Posts: 1,418
I agree-it's almost positively a female. Some female mollies aren't as likely to spread their fins, as irdajoh says. I think this may be the more shy, timid fish, as mollies seem to spread the fins when more relaxed. I also think that molly looks very, very pale, unless it's a color I haven't often seen before.
__________________
My favorite fish are female bettas, Balloon Mollies and Peacock Gudgeons.
RackinRocky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2015, 03:55 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Trainer_Ruby_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Eastern America
Posts: 898
The Molly is white. It has no color to it


Keep calm and drum on
__________________
Trainer_Ruby_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
molly, sexing

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sexing my molly? cooleo589 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 02-23-2015 09:31 PM
sexing a Molly smomus Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 19 04-06-2012 03:36 PM
Can black molly and golden molly mate? gu2high Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 8 10-23-2007 02:25 PM
Marble Molly and Black Molly...... ikon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 03-20-2006 11:24 PM
molly worms treatment, and worsening orange molly mushroomfarie Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 4 10-12-2004 05:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.