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Old 04-20-2010, 09:18 PM   #11 
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Horizontal striping on the blue indicates that it is more than likely female.

She has a longer anal fin, but that horizontal stripe is a tell all.
Young males get both stress(horizontal)and breeding(vertical)stripes and I've even witnessed larger adult males displaying the stress stripes.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:20 PM   #12 
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Yup, I've had a couple older males show stress stripes while I did water changes.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:33 AM   #13 
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Damn, I bought them together and they live together, and dont argue or fight, gonna have to keep an eye on them and rehome one if they starting to look aggressive at each other, they live in a community 180 litre tank, well planted, gonna be hard i become quite attached to both my bettas
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:42 PM   #14 
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Ummmm... Honestly I'm pretty sure they are both females. I've had lots of females over the years with longer then normal fins, infact breeders are breeding for it now. Just looking at her she screams female to me! A lovely female at that!

Here are some examples of the finnage on females these days


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Old 04-22-2010, 08:52 PM   #15 
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They have pretty long fins.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:01 AM   #16 
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@Zenandra, but those are CL bred fish, with the specific intent of maxing out those fins. These looks like pet store bought fish, just the results of people mixing two bettas together.
I'd go with the rest. Red is male, don't know about the blue. You might want to separate them until you can be 100% sure what they are. Otherwise, you could end up with two very damaged fish.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:55 PM   #17 
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Those types of fins end up in the petstore bettas as well, they have unknown genetics and can produce a number of unexpected traits. I purchased petstore females with extremely long fins.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:00 PM   #18 
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I think that they are female too. I don't know much, but if you got them in December and it is now the end of April, shouldn't the red one(if she were a he) be close to being fully grown in regards to tail and finnage? Just wondering? Isn't the red one the one you saw the white dot on too? Keep us posted. :)
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:07 PM   #19 
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One of my girls has fins longer than both of yours. She is fully grown, and I am 110% sure that she is a she. I would stick a mirror in front of them. When they flare, their 'beard' will be sorta short if they are a female, long.

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:46 PM   #20 
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I can't believe I started an argument, they were store bought, but so was my white adult male. i also have two female crowntails will update soon
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