Male or female!!!!! Need help asap!!!! - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
View Poll Results: MALE FOR FEMALE??????
MALE! 15 83.33%
FEMALE 3 16.67%
rare! 0 0%
undecided!!!! 1 5.56%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 10:50 PM
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 19
Koi1739 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 12:47 AM
xXGalaxyXx's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Palm Springs, California
Posts: 228
From the ventrals, I would say male. An egg spot isn't a sure-fire way to tell gender, even on the older fish - one of my males who's a little over a year old has an egg spot and yet has fathered a spawn.

Also, I would never, ever put two betta's together if you're not sure of the gender, and sometimes not even then. You're lucky your crowntail is passive - he could have easily hurt your white one even if it is a girl (almost lost a female this way once - was trying to breed her with a male and he just ripped her up. Can't even imagine what would have happened if she was a male! x.x) You even have to be wary about having a small amount of females together - one girl will be more dominant than the other and will pick on her.
Anyways, just a little side track. Not trying to be mean, I'm just saying that that's probably not the best idea, even if your crowntail didn't do anything to the other fish.

*Betta Boys* Loki, Koda, Domino, Kankri *Lizards* Leo, Gatorade, Ruby, Sozan *Snake* Nagaina *Tarantula* Pepper
*Hermit Crabs* Broseph, Sheldon, Pickles *Rabbits* Cloud, Peter *Conure* Frankie *Horse* Tango
*Rat* Snowball *Puffers* Mr. Puffer Fish, Lady Puffer Fish *Cats* Sammy, Rusty, MJ, Snipe, Sakura, Terezi
xXGalaxyXx is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Allegan, Michigan
Posts: 40
so what the sure fire way to make sure she is a female or male i could try the put her in a vase too see if she blows a bubble nest but i currently have 2 males in vases and they have nver blown a bubble nest.... and dont worrie about being mean i need your peoples help im new to betta keeping like how to do it right but i just currently lost my job and its hard to get new tanks and stuff but yeah i have 2 kinda older dangon betta well this one is frickin huge but deff female looks like she was kept in like a 50 gallon er sumthing cause shes just big not like bloated or dropsy but just big ill try and take pics of her and 2 younger female not even an inch long but for sure a female cause fins and ventricals alll smaller maybe my male craowntail is just passive... but i also watched them chase eachother around and it looked like she just got stressed out cause it was unwanted fins maybe and she layed in my shot glass thats plastic colorful and she just would breath heavily and like when he would go by her he would like not even wannt fight but looks like he wants her attention like he gose to her flares his gills swimms away then will like spread all his fins flare do some weird lil flutter thing with his tail in her face now whats that mean im not sure i have a hard time finding places on fish/betta maily betta behavoir im not sure how she should act or even him at some point but i thought maybe since they were both all close to eachothers face without flaring and flutting their tails at one another maily like in eacothers faces and like on eachothers tails idk i dont have a spawn tanks on these

10gallon- drangon/dark, dragon/lighter, baby white/opaque, baby white speckel unknown female/male beautiful white/opaque idk, and chinese alge eater
1.5gallon tetra- crowntail
vases-males veilstails i think not sure
CoyoteBetta22 is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 05:51 PM
JKfish's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,428
Bubble nests are never a good way to tell gender. Some girls blow them too, and some males never blow them. The only sure fire ways is to get him/her to flare and to check their ventrals.

When flaring, males will tend to flare sideways and turn their head in order to look bigger. Females tend to flare head on and face the mirror. The length of the ventrals suggests that he is a male

JKfish is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Fawnleaf's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 766
I say male. Males can have egg spots too. He looks like a male- in fins and body. Females have a shorter body than most males. Males are longer usually. And it's more likely to have a male with shorter than normal fins than a female with longer than normal fins. One of my friends has a female with long fins, but no where near as long as your's.

When life throws you lemons throw them back!
I am proud to say I own one fish! He lives in a 14 gallon jungle all to himself PAXTON is my double tail halfmoon featured in my icon :)

Fawnleaf is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
male or female?!?! kipper1987 Betta Chat 3 01-15-2012 12:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome