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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Female betta turns out to be male?

Hello. So I got a betta that was sold as a female a few weeks ago. She recently went into a 5 gallon tank with a filter and heater. Well this morning low and behold I find a bubble nest! Guess the betta is a male! Haha. I have no idea how to tell between male and female. Has this happened to anyone? Lol

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 11:57 AM
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Is this an episode of "Transparent?"

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It's not unusual with young Bettas.

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Lol. I missed having my male betta doing bubble nests so I got pretty excited when I seen it this morning. It's fun to watch them create it! 😄

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I never tire of watching the building of bubble nest.

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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 01:50 PM
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Do females ever make bubble nests?
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Good question. I didn't think they did but mine was working on one this morning. And it was sold to me as a female lol

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Mine never did, but it is possible. What color is s/he? The best way to tell is to get a pic of her if she is "transparent"; the best way to tell is to see if s/he has ovaries.

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Mine never did, but it is possible. What color is s/he? The best way to tell is to get a pic of her if she is "transparent"; the best way to tell is to see if s/he has ovaries.




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Best pic I could get. She/he is very active lol

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From the picture, I can't see an ovary "bulge" but is hard to tell. Keep trying to get more pictures! Sometimes it helps to put them in a see-through cup.

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