The LFS sold me this betta as a dragon female. I had "her" in a sorority tank, but she was too aggressive and I had to set up a separate tank for her. She's been on her own since November and I've never tried to breed her because I've had some doubts about her gender. I can't find an egg spot on her, but a) I have very little experience with identifying it and b) her colouring makes it yet more difficult. Also, I think she has a beard...
The last month or so she's developed blue scaling on her face. To me her body shape is male.
I've started adding Indian Almond Leaves to the water I condition for her tank and after her water change two days ago she started building a little bubble nest. Today the nest was much much larger and there are sort of yellow/ off white spots to it. Could she have put her own eggs in it? Is that even possible? I've read that females do sometimes build nests, but this seems excessive. The off white bits could be plant material I guess...
Here are the pictures, sorry for the cell phone camera quality.
Here she is today
I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me out sexing "her".