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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Can anyone help me determine the gender of my betta?

I just recently got a betta fish, it's name is Deandra. Problem is, I'm not really sure if it's a girl or a boy. I tried looking for the white dot and sometimes I think I see it but then other times I don't. Also, my fish made a bubble nest the first week I had it (its gone now from switching her to a larger tank) and I read that usually males are the ones who make bubble nests. Is that true? I'll post a picture of my betta but I wasn't able to get a picture of it's belly because it swims so fast. It's really hyper. I'd also like to know what kind of betta I have? If anyone can help me figure this out, that'd be great!






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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 10:25 PM
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That's 100% male!
Very pretty blue halfmoon
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That's 100% male!
Very pretty blue halfmoon
Oh wow, I guess he can't be called Deandra anymore How do you know though? Like what makes a male a male and a female a female? The fins? or because he makes bubble nests?

Yeah, he's gorgeous, I especially love the transparent white tips of his fins

Thanks for the help!
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You know by the size of the fins.

The first is a male halfmoon flaring and the second is of a female halfmoon flaring.
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You know by the size of the fins.

The first is a male halfmoon flaring and the second is of a female halfmoon flaring.
Oh okay thank you!
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you can also tell by their body shape and the size of their "beard" when they flare. :]

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beautiful beautiful boy! call him Dion, or Dean? or do you have another name now :3

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Is he a butterfly HM? Yeah, You could call him Dean or Daniel. I would call him Daniel.

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chrissylee13: I haven't seen his flare yet, and I think if I did I probably wouldn't be able to figure out if it's a male's flare or a female's flare xD

djembekah: Thank you! I was at the pet shop for over half an hour to make sure I picked the prettiest betta in the pet shop! I think he was the smallest as well. I did pick a new name, he is now known as Boomer!

bettalover2000: I'm not sure, I don't know anything about the types of bettas there are. I'm clueless :(
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Boomer is a nice name!

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