Can bettas get gender-confused? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Can bettas get gender-confused?

This topic may qualify to be in the "breeding betta" section buuuut I was wondering this for a while and its kinda random and fun. lolz. Male plakats can look just like a female veiltail. Could a male PLKT think that a girl VT was a PLKT male, and the VT girl think the male was another female? o.O I know how we can tell the difference, but it makes me wonder if they can tell the difference sometimes ( if they notice the white spot ). In that case are PLKTs usually hard to cross breed because of the similaries?

I also have a female who makes vertical stripes to females and males LOL.

Has anyone else noticed anything weird like this? o.o

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I had no trouble at all breeding my HMPK to my VT girl. They can tell the difference by smell. The females produce pheromones that signal the male when it's breeding time. Males give off a male pheromone- that signals other males to fight.

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