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Old 06-07-2008, 09:19 AM   #11 
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my female made a bubble nest and she has an eggspot
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Originally Posted by okiemavis
Cool, the dot thing sure makes things easy. It isn't 100% accurate, but darn, once you get a hang of looking for them, they're SO obvious.

Although, it's also possible it's a hermaphrodite. They're more common in bettas than you would expect. A lot of the breeders (especially big farm ones) use testosterone to increase color vibrancy. If a female makes it in the group, the testosterone exposure at a young age can make them one very confused fish! I saw one recently, it had a smallish white dot, but wasn't completely female or male. I'd say it's about 50/50 for it to be a female or a hermaphrodite.
Wow. Didn't know that.

Quick question: do females have ventral fins?
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:35 AM   #13 
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they do.
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