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Old 06-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #1 
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Boy or Girl?

I'm a little confused :) i do sort of see the egg spot, but I heard some boys have it too.

Also, do u guys think he/she's a wild color (or maybe a wild betta altogether)? Sold from LFS as a female.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 
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boy. look at the size of his beard! young boys have egg spots. it can be confusing
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:49 PM   #3 
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He is very pretty!
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #4 
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Oh i just noticed your coloring question, lol. He does have the wild coloring. I dont think he's a wild though (could be wrong). That colorless brownish green is considered a wild color. My boy Smitty has that on his head
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #5 
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really?.. so I've been emasculating the poor thing this entire time? :/

he flashes forward most of the time, and doesn't flash at all unless he sees his own reflection or a mirror. I do always have bubbles everywhere around the surface, but i figured it was the filter's doing.

lvandert, i see u have a similar fish on the profile pic, he's beautiful :)
Enkil, Thank you! he's really massive too, little monster lol


..oh dear, so weird to say "he". any chance at all it's a she? lol
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #6 
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Definitely a male. Male Plakat to be exact. A female, would have a less defined or no beard, along with a rounder belly now and then (or always, depending on the female) Along with having shorter ventrals (the ones on the bottom in front)while the males tend to have a "stocky" build, that is more streamlined than a female.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #7 
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well give him another month or two. If its a boy the egg spot will disappear if its a girl it'll remain and grow more pronounced. Smitty used to be a Stella so don't feel bad. lol

Yours looks like a true plakat, my boys is a halfmoon plakat, but thanks! He's my best pet store find/save.

On a side note I just notice his ventral (fins hanging down right behind the gills) fins are too big for a girl. Girls have tiny little ventrals while guys get these big pretty ones.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:41 PM   #8 
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yeh the ventrals always gave me that "off" feeling.

I've actually had him for a year already, and he was an adult when i got him. The egg spot was never really pronounced, but he did have it in the LFS too, that's how they decided it was a she i guess.

this fish is a mystery overall.. lol gender, those grey patches, his activity pattern, just a weird specimen. maybe he is wild, maybe that's the misunderstanding lol
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Sena Hansler, he Is on the stocky side; his body is huge, i'd say twice the size of a normal full-grown male betta.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #10 
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I see haha! Same with my Georgie... VERY big!
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