Difference Between Male and Female Platy

How to find the difference between male and female platy. Xiphophorus variatus & Xiphophorus maculatus, most if not all the Platies in aquariums are hybrids of these two species.

Platy fish have been an the aquarium hobby and have been a favorite to many for a very long time.  Platies are available in so many different colors.


Male and Female Platies


When you’re trying to id and find out if you have a female or male look for the fins.  You will notice that the females fins will have a shape like a fan.

Female Platies have a bigger stomach.

The male’s will be more pointy, flat and much more longer.

Hope this information between female and male platy helps you a bit.