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Old 04-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #1 
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Question Alright, time to weigh in, folks.

Is my Tiny Tina a girl or a Tiny Tim? 0.o I have a collage of pictures, a good dorsal picture, and a crappy drawing of his/her dorsal fin. Can't get him/her to flare. No reaction to mirrors, etc. lol



What's the verdict, betta experts? >.<
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:48 PM   #2 
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By the looks of the dorsal, anal, and ventral fins, I'd say she is a girl (if she is 4 months or more). But I could be wrong, specially if she is very young (fins are still growing). Some exceptional males will develop full fins at a later age and usually show that "male" look after he is 4 - 5 months.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #3 
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But are the fins even too short for a plakat male? o.o
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:13 PM   #4 
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I think your fish is quite young. 10-12 wks but i could be wrong lol. In a month you will should know for sure. If I would have to guess i say boy. My track record is not very good so grain of salt ok.
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Ahaha fair enough. Thanks. :D Any input would be awesome though.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #6 
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Put a bright light over him/her and see if you can see the ovaries. They should be visible if it is a female. It's like a white triangle behind the intestines. Not sure though if you can spot them on very young females.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:20 PM   #7 
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:o I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:34 PM   #8 
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Checked with a light, and no ovaries. So unless she's very very young, it's a boy. :P How young would she have to be for ovaries to not be present?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #9 
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Not sure. My young ones are all dark so I can't spot the ovaries anyway.

I am not very good at sexing young bettas. I basically have to wait until mine are old enough to start spawning before I go "uh huh!". Whatever gender poor confused Tim/Tina is, you have a cute little betta.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:54 PM   #10 
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Definitely super adorable. Just super confusing. Wish I knew how long it took for ovaries to show.
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