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Old 01-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #1 
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Plakats?

So all along I've been traditional about bettas. Boys=long fins, girls=short fins. But all this time I've never considered plakats as an option for me. Then while I'm flipping through fish pages I see him. A teal cambodianish marble. Should I get him? You guys's opinions are wanted. Please post pic.s of your plakats as well. I've been hoping to breed eventually and it's hard to determine the gender of plakats cuz they all have short fins.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:04 PM   #2 
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Hi! What I found is easier to figure out are these signs for plakat:

egg spot (some juvi males have it, but full grown it is easy to tell) = female
beard: male
plumpness (some males can be overfed. not to be confused with SBD, or bloating) = female heavy with eggs
ventral fins: males tend to have longer ventral fins.

picture: female plakat, Madame.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #3 
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The guy in my avatar was a plakat male (although he was a giant). I usually go by the ventrals if I can't see the egg spot. You can see the long ventrals on my avatar guy. Females tend to have short little ventrals. i think they're super cute LOL
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #4 
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Yup! see in comparison, mjoy's male having very long ventrals, and on my girl they are pretty short (picture two of her...deciding to drift like that o_O )
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Thank you!
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #6 
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Also anal fins on males tend to be longer even on the plakats.

I would love to have a plakat, but almost every time I'm looking into another fish I can't find one that really says "I'm it." There was one I was strongly considering -- a possible purple dragonscale plakat -- but I ultimately decided on Kostya (after a long consideration process, though I was tempted to get them both).

ETA: Possibly the dorsal fins are longer as well? I think so, but someone may want to confirm, just in case.

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betta bug!!! :p
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betta bug!!! :p
For me? If so, haha, yea, had it before my first one...
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #10 
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Lulu here is a true Plakat female. no ands, ifs, or buts about it. they don't come in colors here. lol

she's way bigger than even some of my males! big ol' gal, about 2 years with me, this year will be year 2. i love plakats. they're so healthy! while the other bettas i got before and after her, Cup and Zidane, passed already, she's just as healthy as ever!
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