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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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Male or Female ?

Having a problem sexing this betta i bought from a lfs. It was sold to me as a female but i am not 100% sure as it has what appears to be the ovipositer but it is not white, more clear/see through. It is living with a group of females and hsn't blown any bubbles but i've only had it a week.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 05:41 AM
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I would say female, although the body really looks like a male.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm it does look chunkier than my other females.
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To be honest I can't tell. Some plakat males have "egg spots" which makes the breeders go crazy. For example I had what I thought was a female living with "her" siblings. I was positive she was female until I came home to find a fully flared male fighting with a brother.

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I think its a female...

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-16-2011, 08:51 PM
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I think it is a female, I had one a while ago and she was also a very buff girl. So I would not say her body size would be a sexing factor.
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Looks like a girl, I have a few manly looking girls myself, but they're definitely female. Could you get a picture of him/her flaring?

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2011, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I guess i'll just have to wait and see when i try breeding her/him.
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Well I noticed (probably a she) that she looks bloated.

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The pic was taken just after feeding, she's a greedy girl and often looks like that at meal times. She goes back to normal after a while.
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