I'm new to keeping Bettas and I was wondering if this Betta is a Male or a Female? It's a baby betta from Petco that was a present and I got it just over a week ago. I've read a lot about fin shapes and coloring and stripe patterns, but I haven't been able to find any concrete source as to whether my Betta is a male or female. I'm not sure if it makes a difference, but sometimes it appears almost with the stripes like in the pictures, and other times it's a darker, almost blue color with no stripes.
Also, any guesses on tail type?
Thank You for your input,