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Old 01-04-2013, 05:34 AM   #1 
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Can Female Bettas Flare?

I have this one betta, who was labeled as a female but she flares? Is that possible or is my her a male? "She" also seems quite young so she may be a boy I will get pictures up ASAP!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:36 AM   #2 
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Female can and do flare.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:39 AM   #3 
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Here are some pictures of my fishie :)
Cute but so hard to capture on camera XD
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #4 
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Of course that female bettas are flaring! Look on my two girls ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2O_lVMtYdY
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #5 
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Of course that female bettas are flaring! Look on my two girls ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2O_lVMtYdY
I might be wrong but I think those are both boys!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #6 
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I think they might be boys to!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #7 
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You're both wrong, I'm sure I have girls ;) They're both have ovipositor and they are in one tank with male. I don't think so that 3 boys can be in one tank from almost half year and never fighting together :) But I admit this, their ovipositor is very hard to find, sometimes I have problem with this and I starting wonder did my girls start change their sex :P
Their flaring always finished like in the movie, they never fighting and running before Aimaru (male) :)

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #8 
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You're both wrong, I'm sure I have girls ;) They're both have ovipositor and they are in one tank with male. I don't think so that 3 boys can be in one tank from almost half year and never fighting together :) But I admit this, their ovipositor is very hard to find, sometimes I have problem with this and I starting wonder did my girls start change their sex :P
Their flaring always finished like in the movie, they never fighting and running before Aimaru (male) :)
I would still keep an eye on them. There have been males that have been known to have something that looks like an ovipositor.
I had a girl that everyone swore was a veiltail boy, but it turned out she was just a spadetail with beautiful, long fins.
What I found helpful was making a list of features that could indicate sex. Things like head shape, fin length, ventrals, ovipositor, behavior, etc.
it can be harder to determine sex than people make it seem.

But for OP's question, yes girls can and do flare.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #9 
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Yes, females can flare. I have one "spunky" female who always flares during breeding. I think that that's a female. Short fins, short ventrals, drab-er color.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #10 
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I used to have a super aggressive girl who would flare at everyone. There's just no beard when they do.
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