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Old 08-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #1 
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Male/Female...

So, I bought a baby betta from petco about a month a and half ago and I still can't tell if Einstein is a he or a she!?! Or even what kind it is.

Can anybody help?

Einstein when I first got him/her...



And Einstein today...



He/she has gotten pretty big. The body is easily an inch long. He/she is bigger than my females. I want to say female because of the fins and no aggression (right now) but maybe a male because of the size!?! IDk, any suggestions?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #2 
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Look underneath and see if you can see a little egg hole where the eggs come out of.I forgot the proper name .Thats how I tell for sure
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:47 PM   #3 
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You have a girl! Notice the whiter areas on her side? Those are her internal ovaries which carry eggs. She's lovely!
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #4 
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Could still be a male, young males fake having an egg spot
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #5 
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Thanks for the fast responses. I had a feeling it was a girl. I did notice the white egg spot on her belly...

But I read that it could still be a male. I figured female though. This makes me happy because I just recently decided to start a sorority and now I have my third girl (gonna get 2 more). Would it be safe to put her in with the other ladies now or should I wait til she gets a bit bigger?


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Old 08-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #6 
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Could still be a male, young males fake having an egg spot
That's what I was wondering. I have read that males sometimes show an egg spot. Einstein does not show any signs of being a male though. He/she does not flare so I can't tell if there is a beard and he/she is not aggressive towards anything not even it's reflection.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #7 
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Einsteins anal and tail fin look a little too be a female IMO
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #8 
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I am thinking more and more that Einstein is a female!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #9 
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She's so cute! Look at her tiny ventrals!
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Female. The white spot is called an 'Ovipositor'
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