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Old 05-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #1 
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New Betta (She or He?)

I've walked past this one several times and couldn't pass it up again. Unusual coloring (for my local pet shops anyway) and a long body. This one was marked dragon scale betta.
My first impression was it's a female, but I'm not sure. Could it be a male plakat?
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:26 AM   #2 
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I think it looks like a female. The pet store should say on the box though :)


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Old 05-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #3 
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Petstores often mislabel betta. What it says on the cup is no guarantee that the fish actually is.

Your new fish looks more like a young male plakat to me. The finnage is more typical of a boy. Pointed anal, angular dorsal, and long ventrals are all indictators. Also, the body shape does not look female.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:12 PM   #4 
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I agree that it looks like a young male.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #5 
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Thanks. :D That's unfortunate, I had planned to place him with my girls. Oh well.
He's currently placed with my danios. He's speedy for betta, swims along with them.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:32 PM   #6 
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Yes he looks male due to the long caudal and ventrals
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