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Old 03-07-2013, 07:43 PM   #1 
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Betta gender change?

I have a female veil tail which I art attempted and breeding a while back. I got eggs so I know it's a female. But after leaver her in a tank for 2 years and now putting a male beside her in her tank(not for breeding purpose) she flared up and has quiet the beard. I cannot see the opivistor and she looks like a while male plakat almost.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:40 PM   #2 
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An ovipostor or even a swollen tummy isn't always the most realiable method of sexing a betta.
Why have you put a male in the tank with her? That's quite dangerous. I'd separate them (unless I'm reading your question wrong and they aren't together).
Can you post a photo?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #3 
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No they are separated. I put her in to test if parameter we good and I decided to leave her in with him, but divided to give them each other to flare at. I will get a pic tomorrow.
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Rather than use living creatures to test parameters, I'd suggest a test kit. Better for all involved. :)
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I had other fish in before so it was cycled. She was just check for the bettas.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #6 
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But didn't you already have a betta in there?

Regardless, you could have found out the parameters with a test kit. They do test kits for everything. :) The fact that a betta can live in the water won't tell you much, given how hardy they are.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #7 
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Ok thanks. I'm too cheap to buy a test kit. But the tank did have 2 young flowerhorn in it till I got them into my 50.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:10 PM   #8 
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What do you mean by you are too cheap? Do you mean that the kits are too expensive? I found a master kit, which includes all the tests you need and lasts for at least a year depending on how often you use it, for around $20 online. It is possible to be able to find products that suit your price needs.
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If you cannot afford a test kit you might not be able to afford to breed your fish. Breeding bettas is a very expensive hobby.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #10 
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Ok around here I've only been able to find em for $50. I am a highschool student btw
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