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Old 12-23-2015, 07:31 PM   #1 
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I bought this fish a few days ago at a PetSmart. It was in a female container. It looks semi female but it also looks like a spade male. It is on its own right now because I'm not 100% on what it is. Any help confirming the sex would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:37 PM   #2 
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Do you have a clear picture of the side? Looks female in the bottom pic (I think I can see ovaries) but it could just be a big belly. Hopefully someone with better experience can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:25 PM   #3 
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I can't see an egg spot in either picture, but it's not exactly the best angles of pictures to really be able to tell.
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:16 AM   #4 
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Egg spots aren't a reliable way to sex bettas, many young males have egg spots that are resorbed as they get older. You want to go by if you can see ovaries (Yellowish triangle behind belly)
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:29 AM   #5 
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Clear ovaries in the second picture; males don't have that bulge behind their stomachs. Absolutely 100% female.
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Old 12-24-2015, 10:13 AM   #6 
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Interesting. I know egg spots aren't a for sure way, but my female a while back had one basically as long as I had her. Either way she's a pretty one!
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:33 AM   #7 
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Interesting. I know egg spots aren't a for sure way, but my female a while back had one basically as long as I had her. Either way she's a pretty one!
Egg spots will always be visible in females, just not in males, but young males can have one.
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:30 PM   #8 
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Here is a clearer photo
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:31 PM   #9 
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Is a Female fish.
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #10 
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So she would be a spade correct?
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