On a laptop, without my glasses, and before I've had a cup of coffee, they could be piranhas to me .... but I do have one sensible point, which is that the hybridisation of livebearers might make this a difficult issue?
Thats what I thought as well just Hubby has had it in his mind that the Black one was a female when we thought it was a Platie (the swordlike bit of the atil wasn't there when we bought it) so i was just wondering.
Also will they co-habit with the other Platies in the tank ok or not as I have noticed that they don't seem to like our little Platie and do occasionally chase it a bit?
Does anyone else have Swordtails and Platies together peacefully?
There are 2 fish in question the 2 pics of the black fish is the same fish.
ive kept them both together and the male has the sword the problem i had was the male swordtail's would chase eny of the platy's around constantly you need at least 3femails to one male to stop him stressing a single individual out as in my experiences they will readily cross bread and all your platy's male and femail will be mistaken for femails by the male sword tail
We only have 4 of these fishys in total its looking like we have 2 of each to my untrained eye. I was just wanting to find what they are so when we get some more once the Goldies tank is sorted and the last fancy is out of the community tank.
Wow those are nice looking swords, especialy the blues! I used to breed hundreds of these. They breed prolificly (apologies for spelling.) I may get some more of these again one day, i have two large tanks in the garage just waiting to be cycled.