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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of betta is this?

Not sure if this is the right section, I apologize if it is not.

This is my first post here, but I have been a lurker for awhile :)

About 3 months ago I bought a baby betta from Petco (let me clarify that I do not support the fact that they are selling baby bettas and honestly felt bad about supporting this endeavor by buying one, but I fell victim to the charm).

It has been 3 mos now. He/she is about 1.5 inches (a little less than 3/4 an inch when bought). I believe it is a female because she does have an egg spot.

My main questions are:
- Does this fish look to be male or female to you?
- What type of betta is this?
- What about the coloring? She doesn't seem to have developed much coloring for hold old she is. Is this color pattern more of a wild type?

when I first got her:
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 10:22 PM
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What kind? A gorgeous kind! I love her color and pattern! Good for you getting her to this stage.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 10:29 PM
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Leaning towards saying a Marbled butterfly PK female. Could be HMPK

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 03:04 PM
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ventrals look a little long for a female, imo. at 3 months, i could tell my HMPK dragon was a female(well... I couldn't, but a breeder friend of mine clarified for me), so you should be able to tell it's gender now. .3.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 03:11 PM
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I love that colour! The grey is something you don't see as often, no it's not wild colouring.
I still think it could go either way on gender.

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3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 07:34 AM
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Is that two-ray finnage (each caudal ray split into two)? If so, it's probably a male PK (plakat). And I too like that coloration. Very classy.
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