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Old 02-05-2010, 05:20 PM   #1 
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Question The difference in Male and female?????

I have just bought my first Betta about a week ago. They were both labeled one male and the other female fanned tailed. Nw I'm not sure how to tell the differnce in the two. i bought a tank that has a seperation. Can someone please tell me how to tell the difference in male and female?? Thanks,
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #2 
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In general, males will have longer fins and display a bit more vivid coloring and females will have shorter fins along with a white egg-spot right behind their ventral(two front)fins on their bottom.

However, if they're Plakat(short-finned)bettas then it gets a little more complicated to tell between the two, but its pretty simple after you learn what to look for exactly.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:42 PM   #3 
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Could you post pics of them? I'm very visual, so I have to see some thing to know. :)
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Red Ithink female???

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Can anyone tell which is male and which is female??? I know its kinda dark. Also now how do I go about mating these two wonderful creatures??????
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Can't see the other two pictures, but the first is 100% male.

Breeding takes a lot of time, effort, money, and careful planning. You need live food, a 10 gallon or larger tank, a LOT of containers(spawns can reach 100-200+ fry)to separate fry when they become aggressive, time to do daily water changes, space to put the fry wen you separate them out, homes for the potential 100-200+ fry......
Spend a few months doing as much research as possible and triple check to make sure you have everything you could possibly need before beginning is the best advice I can offer without going into a LOT of detail....;)
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I would say the one you think is a female, is actually a male. I can't see the other picture though.
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