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Old 06-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #1 
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Question male, female and is it ct?

this betta was sold to me at petco as female ct...I have had her 3 weeks and she still has stripes. her egg spot is no longer visible....but she is still very short. I'm going to upload a few pics pls tell me what u think
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trying to upload better pics. she's/he's not a poser lol
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:03 PM   #3 
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That's a baby! Since I can't see it's ventral fins or any fins well enough it's hard to say exactly what gender but it's not a CT for sure. Baby's have "stress" stripes naturally when they are growing, it acts as camouflage and tells the other babies it doesn't want to fight.

Is it possible you can get a light on the tank so I can see clearer? Any light will do, even a desk lamp will be sufficient and then I can help with gender and tail type. Looks like it might be a Plakat though.
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Agree with lilnaugrim - it's not a Crowntail and yes, a picture with more light will be helpful to try to figure out the fin type.
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here's more pics....need more just let me know thanks
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:26 PM   #6 
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the pics of her in a bowl are several days old. I'm noticing she looks so much better in those bowl pics
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:58 AM   #7 
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The last few pictures makes me think a CT. Not sure about the gender. S/he's got longer, broader ventrals, so it might be a male. but the dorsal makes me think female.. Is s/he clamped right now? If s/he is, then I would look into what's causing it. S/he might be getting sick ...

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It's a female VT, I see ovaries in the second to last picture. She probably has some Plakat blood in her which is causing her body to look thicker than usual but yup she's a cutie!

And it depends on what age she is, as I said before if she's still young enough those stress stripes are probably for camouflage but yeah that's probably something still bugging her.

What temp is the tank at, what size, how much do you feed her and how often. Also does she have any places to hide in there and how often do you clean out the tank?
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The last few pictures makes me think a CT. Not sure about the gender. S/he's got longer, broader ventrals, so it might be a male. but the dorsal makes me think female.. Is s/he clamped right now? If s/he is, then I would look into what's causing it. S/he might be getting sick ...
I don't know what clamped means
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Clamped is when their fins aren't spread out so on your 3rd post (comment #6), the 3rd picture her fins are clamped vs. not clamped in 3rd post in picture number 4.

Usually when their fins are clamped it means they're uncomfortable, stressed at something, or sick, that's what we were commenting on.
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