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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Male or Female?

My boyfriend recently bought me a betta from Walmart. It said female on the cup, but it was on top of a sticker that said male. It can't hold still long enough for me to see an egg spot and it has a pale body anyway. It will flare at my other boys, but doesn't try to get to them. Is this a female, or maybe a male plakat? Here's a picture (Excuse the bad quality, I have an old camera)


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 01:37 AM
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looks female to me

slightly obcessed with bettas
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Judging by the length of the ventrals I would say male.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 08:03 AM
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I think its a female veiltail. It could be a very young male veiltail, but I doubt it as petstores usually sell them when they are older...
I have a female with the same fin lengths as this one...

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 09:45 AM
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I would say female. I have several females that look like that and I made sure they had egg spots because I questioned it as well.

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Need clearer pictures but I think its a female

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 01:55 PM
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I think female VT also.
My friend had mostly female VT in her sorority and I def looked at them enough:)

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 01:56 PM
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oh and she is def a little cutie

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I was leaning towards female too :) Thanks for the feedback, guys!
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