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Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 AM   #1 
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Sorry, that I am asking again. This time with better pictures. Male or female?

Sorry for asking the same question over and over but last time my pictures weren't so clear and I am having a really hard time figuring out if this I a male or a female.
This fish is living in my sorority and I don't want to have injured or death fish. Please help me figure it out. I got some good advice in my last thread but I can't determine the gender.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:27 AM   #2 
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Hey there,

I don't know for sure but it looks a bit like a young male to me....... have you checked for the white spot between the ventral fins, not a 100% way of knowing but a good start. The betta just looks too streamlined to be a female but no doubt they come in all shapes and sizes.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:00 AM   #3 
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Gosh! This is a tough one. It's body and dorsal look male, but his/her anal and caudal look female.

Definitely look for an egg spot. Probably the only way you'll be able to tell for a while
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #4 
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I think it may be a male. The body is much more streamlined than that of my baby. She has a wider abdomen and then I eventually saw an egg spot. But then again, I have heard of surprises, so I think you should keep he/she in an isolated tank until you're 100% sure.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #5 
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I keep on staring at this fish trying to figure the gender. She/he has claimed a piece of decoration on the tank as her/his and every other fish that passes close she/he flares but even trying to figure it out by the way she/flares has proved difficult.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:38 AM   #6 
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I think female but dang thats hard!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:14 AM   #7 
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so you have a male betta? I would put her?him next to another male and watch the males behavior. If the male flirts, its a girl, if he flares, well another male.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:15 AM   #8 
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that was suppose to be "do" you have a male betta? not "so". sorry
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #9 
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That's a boy. Look at the longer anal fin...that's the giveaway. Also, a beard if he's got one. You got this fish from titolatino, right? I just went through this with a fish from him as well. The anal fin is the only way to tell for a while. The girls in this batch have small, rectangular anal fins with no length to them. I had to do an emergency isolate on my girl-really-a-boy because he was starting to fight with his sisters, and they were ripping his fins.

I'd isolate and go from there. I'll bet his fins will develop nicely once he's on his own, and you'll get the confirmation you need. It seems like these giants are quite unique...a lot of conventional sexing techniques just don't work, and you can't tell until later.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:15 AM   #10 
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The long ventral fins lead me to believe he is a male also.
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