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Old 08-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #1 
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betta fry gender

hello, my betta is nearly 3 month old now. i had jarred some fry that is nipping others, which i could tell is male. but i could not tell which is female as i cannot see the egg spot. do the female have to be older to see the egg spot?

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:01 AM   #2 
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Not always, but the older they get the more pronounced it is as they reach maturity. You are going to want to look at the size/shape of the dorsal as well as the length of their ventral fins to help determine sex.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:29 AM   #3 
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+1 Myates

To add to the above, When young both sex often show eggspot, then the male's eventually disappears. So don't rely on eggspot when sexing. Also consider body form - males are often slimmer and longer with a bigger head and mouth (head looks blunt from above). While females look wider/fatter at the midsection, looks shorter and has smaller head with smaller mouth (head looks pointy from above.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #4 
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