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Old 03-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #1 
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At what age do female bettas show ovipositors?

I figured this could go here for the people who've bred bettas to see. So, I have an ~2 month old baby betta from petco. I've been feeding it good for two weeks now and I see a little ovipositor. So, I'm wondering at what age you'll be able to tell if baby bettas are female. I would get a picture, but Dip won't stay still.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:48 AM   #2 
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There is no set age. It depends on genetics, water, food, growth rate, etc. an ovipositor is not even a reliable way to sex them.
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Ok, I was just curious. Here's some pics of little Dipstick.

NOTE the cup was for picture purposes only. S/he lives in a divided 10g.






Would Dip be a CT or a combtail (or do they have to grow more)?
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Judging by the body style, ventral size, etc.. looks like you have a male CT :)

Ovis are common on both sexes while they are very young.. but his body is not as squared/stubby as a female's would be, his dorsal is a bit long for that age (compared to a female), ventrals are a bit longer.. to me it points more towards a CT male. Could be wrong.. but I would say it's a good chance it's a he :)
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #6 
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Thank you so much, Myates! I'm glad I have a spot open for him. I say that, because, now, my 10g divided is completely all male CTs. xD
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