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Old 04-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #1 
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Still haven't seen Lemongrab flare...

I've had Lemongrab for a few weeks, and he was sold as a male HMPK...

He chases food and is always curious... but is there a chance that he's a she? I don't see an ovipositor...

I mean, I see new pictures of other users saying how their new male is flaring all the time... but I've never seem Lemongrab...

Sometimes it looks like he might... but never does.. Not even an aggressive pose.

Is he just a chilled out fish?

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #2 
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space ghost almost never flares except at a mirror, and if he's feeling at all stressed or under the weather he won't even do that. i think it's just part of a lot of bettas' personalities, as some females DO flare. :) i wouldn't be able to tell either way though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #3 
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My male never flares. In fact, he runs and hides when or plays dead when he sees his reflection or another fish.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #4 
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My male never flares. In fact, he runs and hides when or plays dead when he sees his reflection or another fish.

Haha, that's pretty funny!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #5 
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Betta fish have different personalities. Some flare, others do not. Females also flare, sometimes even more aggressively than males! An ovipositor is the only way to truly be sure of gender. Males and females can share many traits-- just not that one!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:17 PM   #6 
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Several of my females look very much like this...but so do young males. As long as he doesn't have an ovipositor (and it's pretty obvious by the time they're that size, if he had one, you'd be able to tell), I think you're safe to assume he's a boy. My females actually flare quite a bit more than my males. I've only got a couple of flare regularly, and one that, like you, I've never seen flare at all. :)
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:31 PM   #7 
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Thanks guys!
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:38 AM   #8 
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Declan has been with me for a month or more now, and he has never flared, ever.
He's the nice guy of the group. :) Some do, some don't.

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Old 04-14-2013, 01:57 AM   #9 
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Unacceptable! 5 years dungeon!
Hes a nice looker. If you want to boost up his ego you can let him chase a small female for a few minutes (with you monitoring to make sure she doesnt get hurt) and also try making it so he cant see any other fish which will let him think he has formed his own little territory to defend. After a few weeks off isolation his confidence should be higher and will flare at intruders
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #10 
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Unacceptable! 5 years dungeon!
Hes a nice looker. If you want to boost up his ego you can let him chase a small female for a few minutes (with you monitoring to make sure she doesnt get hurt) and also try making it so he cant see any other fish which will let him think he has formed his own little territory to defend. After a few weeks off isolation his confidence should be higher and will flare at intruders

NO TRIAL!

I don't have a female :(

His tank is right next to one of my gecko tanks, and I do catch him looking in from time to time.
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