What Species Is This Fish?

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Probably a platy, although it could be female swordtail; the females of those species are almost identical, and they hybridise very readily, just to confuse matters!
 
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Yes I know its a female but Im trying to breed it with a male red wag platy and a female sunburst platy I know there has to be 2 females for every male so I need to know if its a platy to be able to breed
 

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Certainly looks like a platy to me, she'll be fine to breed with yours (she looks pregnant now though).
 

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If she had been in a tank with any males previously to going in with your male then its almost a 100% certianity that another male has already done the deed.
 

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There actually doesn't have to be 2 females to every male in order for them to mate by the way. The reason for a harem is that males will literally mate females into exhaustion and death so by having more females than males the activity gets spread out among various females but 1:1 will still mate and produce off spring. Also, personally I try to keep a 5:1 ratio of females to males.
 
Oh, and it looks like a Mickey Mouse Platy to me.
 
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