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Old 01-02-2008, 11:40 AM   #1 
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Betta genders, need pics of both to tell my fish apart

I need pics to tell what my fish is. Its long and purple, red and blue. I want to think its a female because those r girl colors sent pics ASAP!!!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:10 PM   #2 
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Re: Betta genders, need pics of both to tell my fish apart

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I need pics to tell what my fish is. Its long and purple, red and blue. I want to think its a female because those r girl colors sent pics ASAP!!!!!!!
It sounds like a male to me.

Female bettas are smaller, not as colorful, and have shorter fins. Males can be very colorful, have long fins and are bigger.

Bettas can be almost any color, so there is no "boy or girl" colors.

Do you have any pics of him?
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:29 PM   #3 
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I agree with Cody. Females usually have short fins and dont flare. (well, sometimes they do)
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:29 PM   #4 
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A quick almost fool proof indicator is to hold up a mirror so he can see himself. If the fins flare full open and the gill covers extend wide while he swims back and forth with a threatening posture, it is almost certainly a male. A female might flare for a moment but will quickly lose interest. A more biological sign is a small white dot just in front of the bottom fin. It is an ovipositor and would indicate a female.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:17 PM   #5 
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females do flare and they have a white spot at the bottom.
females could be colorful too
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