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Joined: 28 Jun 2006

PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)10:10    Post subject: Fish ID please... Reply with quote

I saw these little guys in one of those giant overcrowded community tanks at one of those awful major pet chains. But they were so neat looking that I had to rescue them.

I just don't know what they are.

After a few days of quarantine (to make sure nothing gets in my tank from that store) they're in the tank happy as clams. But they're fish. Not clams.
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Marcos Avila

Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: Santo Andre (Brazil)

PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are platies (Xiphophorus maculatus or X. variatus or hybrids between these). The ones with black sides like that are often called "tuxedo" platies.

Success with a fish/tank is measured in YEARS, not months or weeks...
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DF Bobo

Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Location: Canada

PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)14:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is just another color variation of the platy, as marcos said. in one of those photos, the gonopodium looks pretty big. I don't know if that's the picture quality, but it reminds me of the gonopodium structure on heterandria formosa or gambusia affinis. also, those platies look very plump.
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