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Old 02-14-2013, 07:46 AM   #1 
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male or female

Any thoughts? I originally thought female b/c it's a tiny fish and hardly ever flares (pretty relaxed fish - mirrors, other bettas, myself - nothing seems to faze it) and def has a visible "ovispositor-like" white spot on belly. However, the few times I have noticed it flare the beard is quite large and colorful, plus the vibrant metallic blues and reds, and long ventral fins. Also for first time since I've had the fish (since september) there's the beginnings of a bubble nest in the live plant. I've attached a photo of a rare gill flare - only second time I've seen this fish flare ever
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:26 AM   #2 
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Despite the oviposter, I'm thinking male. Full beard and fins are too long for female.
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thanks for the input. I'm starting to lean towards male as well. I keep this fish at work. Its body (minus fins) measures about 1.5 inches. Little guy. I have another male crowntail at home who is almost twice as big as this little guy - and it's just an average sized male.

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #4 
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Definitely male, fins are long and beard is big!
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thanks for the help!
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