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Old 04-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #1 
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Female Bubble Nest?

Twice now, we have awoken to find what appears to be a bubble nest in Sookie's tank. Before anyone asks, no, there is no possibility she is a male.



That is Sookie.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #2 
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how do you know for sure shes a female? im not second guessing you im just curious. Im new to bettas :) and ive only ever had males. the only way i know how to tell the difference is tail length haha
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how do you know for sure shes a female? im not second guessing you im just curious. Im new to bettas :) and ive only ever had males. the only way i know how to tell the difference is tail length haha

Her fins down below her belly (not sure what they're called) are a lot shorter than a males and she has an egg spot. And Gandalf tried to hump her when they had a divided tank and he got onto her side.
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the anal fin is the long one, the ventral fins are the little ones by her gills. I dont think ive ever seen a girl with such a long caudal fin. but hopefully someone else can help you figure it out. Im sorry to say i wont be any help haha
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the anal fin is the long one, the ventral fins are the little ones by her gills. I dont think ive ever seen a girl with such a long caudal fin. but hopefully someone else can help you figure it out. Im sorry to say i wont be any help haha

Caudal fin?
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Her fins down below her belly (not sure what they're called) are a lot shorter than a males and she has an egg spot. And Gandalf tried to hump her when they had a divided tank and he got onto her side.
LOL! "he tried to hump her" made me giggle. Females can blow bubble nests. It's not normal but they can and do.
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LOL! "he tried to hump her" made me giggle. Females can blow bubble nests. It's not normal but they can and do.
I didn't know how to put it more delicately. He squeezed onto her side and... shenanigans ensued.

I really highly doubt Sookie is a male. She is a "giant" so I guess her fins would be larger than the average female.
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yeah. Unless she's got a giant beard and tried to kill your other male, which by the sounds of it, she didn't then its a girl. They do blow bubble nests though. I've heard as some going so far as to put their own unfertilized eggs in the nest
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yeah. Unless she's got a giant beard and tried to kill your other male, which by the sounds of it, she didn't then its a girl. They do blow bubble nests though. I've heard as some going so far as to put their own unfertilized eggs in the nest
She doesn't have a giant beard. She did kinda whip him away, but she didn't nip at him or anything. What's strange is that the nest is right near the filter output.
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Caudal fin?
the very back one. her "tail" fin
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