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Are they kidding? female bettas are gorgeous! just look at Winter, I got her at petsmart last July. (follow the link in my siggy for a pic)

Hello! I'm a former fishkeeper and bettafish.com-er with a rekindled interest in the betta hobby. I don't have any bettas currently, but I'm brushing up on my fishkeeping knowledge with the intention of eventually bringing home another finned friend. ^_^
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Maybe becuase wild females are very dull in color?
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Are they kidding? female bettas are gorgeous! just look at Winter, I got her at petsmart last July. (follow the link in my siggy for a pic)
She is gorgeous! She kind of looks like a purple version of my Olivia! :)
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There are pretty Bettas and ugly Bettas. But Ugly is not set in stone.
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Female bettas: the Rodney Dangerfeilds of the Betta world- we don't get no respect- no respect at all...
LOL yes!!!!
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post #16 of 66 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 07:18 PM
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When a Betta girl is stressed (I can't imagine NOT being stressed in those cups) they are often striped and greenish. My 1st baby girl was washed-out, but I saw some purple in that fish- now, stress stripes are gone, she has purple fins, and and irredescent blue/purple body- she looks like the male VT's w/o the fins!
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Plus females can live in Sorities.
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3 of my girls had stress stripes when I got them. They disappeared rather quickly when put in my sorority and are so bright and colorful now! I was actually playing around with the idea of adding another type of colorful fish (ie: platies, neons) to my tank but I really don't think it's necessary now, the girls hang out all over and really brighten things up!
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I think I will add a shoal of albino coreys. They zoom around the bottom and are a riot- my cat (actual cat, not a fish) will enjoy watching them. He can only really see high-contrast fish. My colorful girls can disappear into the background.
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They aren't ugly. They just look a bit discolored due to the poor care they get at the petstores.

I remember(before the females were placed in their cups) that petco once had them in one of those display tanks and they were really pretty. Now that I joined this forum and see how lovely these ladies can be, I really want a sorority of my own, but alas, I don't have a 10+gal tank. Maybe some day...
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