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Old 04-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #1 
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Is Merlin a girl?

I originally thought this betta was a boy because I thought I saw a beard, but now I think I see an egg spot! Can someone help me identify his/her gender?

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #2 
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She looks like a girl to me. Females have beards and flare too.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #3 
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Ok, I think I'm getting better at this! Looks like a Merlina to me! LOL
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #4 
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Yes, I believe Merlin is a girl :D
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #5 
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^ merlina love it!

Yeah, if there's an egg spot then he is a she, as all bettas have beards. Supposedly male beards stick out a tad bit more, but that's not the case with all my males, and I've seen females with beards just as prominant as other males.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #6 
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Egg spots aren't always 100% reliable though. Some males (particularly young males) can have what look to be egg spots.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #7 
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Looks like a girl to me too
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