Bought as a female, not sure of type or even it's gender
So yesterday I stumbled inside of a local pet shop I found while my family was at our vacation home. They had a handful of bettas and of course I looked at the females for my sorority tank and bought the biggest girl they had (they were all quite large!). I currently have her in her own temporary tank until she's use to things and also cause I feel like she might be a male. I've only ever owned crowntail and veiltails females so when it comes to these larger Plakat looking ones I can't tell the difference between male and females. I haven't been able to see an egg spot so far and just wanted to know if anyone has the same doubt I do. Regardless of gender I'll be keeping it, just wish it wasn't so hard to figure out! Lol
I actually got it from a non-retail pet store, more locally owned place. And yea I thought the same thing after I bought it that it looks an awful lot like a king betta. Not that mind if it is, I just want to figure out what gender it is so I can figure out if I need a permanent separate tank for it or if I can get it put in the sorority tank. Ah well, guess I'll see soon enough!
Huh, I thought only Petco sold those! Anyway, you have a lovely King, who will of course need his own home. My fiance has a King, and he is SO much fun to watch (and is quite the jumper)! I hope you enjoy your new friend. :)
Yea I check its tummy again and not an egg spot in sight. And based on everyone's reply it looks like I most likely have a King in my possession. Is anyone able to tell if he's a regular king or HM King though?
Also I was trying to get it to flare at its reflection and it would stare and stretch its fins out, but not flare. It flared at me when I first got it yesterday tho, which is actually when I began my doubts about it being a girl lol
Looks like I'll be shopping for a tank this weekend then! Lol gonna still keep an eye on it, as much as everyone says about it being a King I still have this lingering feeling it might be a female. Insanely doubtful, but I just can't help but be 100% sure
To me he just looks like a regular King. I personally have never seen a Halfmoon King, but that's just me. Just a suggestion on the new tank, since Kings are bigger than normal sized Bettas they do better in larger tanks. I think five gallons is a good minimum size for them, but again that's just my opinion. :)