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    Need guppy experts

    I git what i thought to be all male guppys. But 1 shows signs of the black spot on the bottom it was super black and was being messed with by my yellow one. But after an hour i noticed when the yellow one left it alone it woyld turn and try to get the yellows attention again. Now they are ignoring eachotger the black spot has disappeared ...im like ***.... do i have females or males?
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    See 1 photo it has dark spots and the next it doesnt the spots disappeared
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    Don't worry about the black spot -or rather don't confuse the male's decorative spot with the female's 'gravid spot'. You can often see the yellowish eggs then as the eggs develop eyes and pigment the spot gets darker. The sure way to know is by looking for the gonopodium or lack thereof behind the stomach on the bottom. I pulled this from Google images. The female on the left has a 'normal' anal fin. The male has a specialized fin that allows him to pass sperm packets. When they are younger they all look like females but the male's fin should change as they get older (once in a while I've seen some freaks that don't develop quite right but usually from too much inbreeding in the tank).

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    PS, don't be confused by the males 'poking' each other. In the absence of females they probably will poke everything they can catch up to - the urge to mate is strong.
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    Those look like muppies to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stormvisions View Post
    Don't worry about the black spot -or rather don't confuse the male's decorative spot with the female's 'gravid spot'. You can often see the yellowish eggs then as the eggs develop eyes and pigment the spot gets darker. The sure way to know is by looking for the gonopodium or lack thereof behind the stomach on the bottom. I pulled this from Google images. The female on the left has a 'normal' anal fin. The male has a specialized fin that allows him to pass sperm packets. When they are younger they all look like females but the male's fin should change as they get older (once in a while I've seen some freaks that don't develop quite right but usually from too much inbreeding in the tank).

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    PS, don't be confused by the males 'poking' each other. In the absence of females they probably will poke everything they can catch up to - the urge to mate is strong.
    Tyvm i was confused because i knew he had that gravid spot since i first bought him but today it got super dark and ran all along his belly like a pregnant females would but later the pigment disappeared entirely like i see it coming and going so i was super concerned for a minute having 1 female and 6 males
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    Those look like muppies to me.
    Lol muppy
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    Yes, typically sterile it's a cross between a molly and a guppy.
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    Lol muppy
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    Could be you just included the molly/platty in the photo of the guppy.

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    Oh man i thought you made up a name for male guppy haha
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    They are 4 guppys, 3 endlers and 15 tetras no mollys or plats
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    These two look questionable.

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    They all look like males to me. Female usually does not have color or patern on the body, except the tail and part close to the tail. Look like you have a sunset Micariff male, even though the photo is not quite clear. Sunset micariff male and female do often look the same.

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    Thats a sunset juvi male amd a leopard yellow male both guppys
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    Better pictures. If you look at the anal fin area you can clearly see the pointy gonopodium. This is the same way you identify most of the livebearers like mollies, platies and swordtails. The only time you might get a little confused is when you have those excessively fancy finned guppies whose anal fins are also extended - in fact sometimes those have a hard time breeding because the gonopodium is a little 'floppy' and they can't deliver the sperm packets.

    As for muppies I have noticed that some guppies at the store have weird body shapes (excessively long, or short, thick in some cases) and a few have fluorescent looking yellow that make me wonder if they are experimenting with the DNA on those - which wouldn;'t be surprising as guppies have been used for genetic experiments for a long time. It's a strange new world.
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