Can some help determine the sex of my Betta? - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
I am almost positive that this is a Thai fighting betta. I have no clue where you got it, as these are usually pricier than regular betta. I see them always being offered in Toronto for about $45 each. They are specifically bred to fight for entertainment, I believe it is becoming quite popular to fight them in the west now too? I always see them for sale. This is the only colour that the fighting betta comes in. Females do not blow bubble nests at all. Be careful with him, as they have aggression more bred into them than even regular splendens.. He is a very beautiful boy. Here is the google images for Thai fighters:
http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...w=1600&bih=749
Hummm, i think your onto something here, it is a extremely aggressive fish.
I paid AUD$8.00 for this fish, from a local aquarium shop here in Australia, as its colours took my attention, i had to have it, not knowing that its a Thai Fighting Fish, as i believe you are correct (your google link, proves to me that it is in fact a Thai Fighting Fish, same colour and characteristics).
Andyj986 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
They are quite stunning, and are expensive here in Canada. A good find, I must say.
Also, if your female isn't a plakat of any type, I wouldn't bred him with her, because crossing long tails and plakats types is not a good idea :D

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Member
 
kfryman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,252
That looks like a fighter, and dice it doesn't have an eggspot it is a male. As said before, they are hard to breed.


15 Gallon NPT
1g no tech bowl in the making
kfryman is offline  
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
They are quite stunning, and are expensive here in Canada. A good find, I must say.
Also, if your female isn't a plakat of any type, I wouldn't bred him with her, because crossing long tails and plakats types is not a good idea :D
Thanks :) As im kinda a noob at determining breed types :/ And after my 5 weeks breeding research (still on going) i havent seen/read anything about NOT breeding long tails with short. Im usure what a Plakats is? id rather ask that to make a horrible mistake. Care to clarify what a Platat for me?
Andyj986 is offline  
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Plakat is just any betta with a short tail. Fighting Betta are a type of plakat bred to fight. Regular plakat can come in any colour.

You wouldn't want to mix long and short because you will end up with a lot of weird tail lengths and types that are generally undesirable.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 12
Ok here are a couple of pics of my Male and Female.
The female has a visible egg spot and vertical bars, so i know this ones female.
Although im trying to breed this pair (picured below) so you wouldn't recommend these two Olympia? Because of the tail size difference?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg _DSC0045.jpg (25.3 KB, 75 views)
File Type: jpg _DSC0066.jpg (19.5 KB, 75 views)
Andyj986 is offline  
post #17 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:30 PM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
I can't see the females tail. All females have short tails. Her dorsal fin doesn't look like a plakat dorsal, so the two in the photo should be fine together.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #18 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
I can't see the females tail. All females have short tails. Her dorsal fin doesn't look like a plakat dorsal, so the two in the photo should be fine together.
Sorry, the other "sexless" fish got in the way (because i removed the coloured divider to take the photos, the glass is still separating them though)

As we speak, the Thai Fighter, i still making a bubble nest.
Would it be possible to breed the Thai fighter (if it is male) with the other female? Obviously me being the referee, monitoring them if they try to harm each other.

Heres an better pic.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg _DSC0044.jpg (27.5 KB, 75 views)
Andyj986 is offline  
post #19 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 05:18 AM
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
No she looks like a veil tell to me.
If you find a plakat girl that'd be a good mate for the fighter

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #20 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Posts: 12
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
No she looks like a veil tell to me.
If you find a plakat girl that'd be a good mate for the fighter
Thanks for the info :D

And thanks for all your help too :)

Appreciate it.

Cheers!
Andyj986 is offline  
Reply

Tags
breeding , female , male , sex

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome