Originally Posted by jesssan2442
I vote male! I too have a male that will get really stripey so for me that isn't a good indicator of gender... I think checking the beard size may be your best bet... I have heard of something called the candle test (or something like that) where you shine a light on the betta in the dark to see if you can locate any ovaries... I'm not sure if it works or not but I guess its worth a try...
Yeah the light test doesn't always work for darker fish which it looks like this one is. Also I never though the beard was a good indicator either because one of my girls (I know she's a girl, she's dropped eggs before lol) has a rather large beard, surprised me at first too! And she can fully flare it out and puff herself up like a male, crazy really. Betta's are just out to confuse us, that's all they want in life! hahah