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Old 04-19-2010, 04:42 AM   #1 
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Are my female bettas males?

I purchased two female bettas over xmas, now they have grown they seem more like males, the red one i have def seen a white spot underside but bit confused if they just really fancy females or young males
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:11 AM   #2 
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I would guess the blue one is a female, but not sure about the red one if you have seen a white spot. :S Other people on the forum are more skilled at telling than I. Good luck!
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:43 AM   #3 
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The red one is definantly a male, and the blue one is a little hard to tell, but I think it is a male also.

Males can and sometimes do have a "white dot" on their under belly. So, that is not a good way of judging. But, if you look at the pectoral fins, you can see that they are longer then a females. The body shape is also different.
Here is an example of a female:
Not the best pic, sorry. But you can see her small/short pectoral fins.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:37 AM   #4 
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Yeah I'd say the red ones def a male, not sure about the blue one though.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #5 
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They both look like young males to me :) Just like my male fry.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:40 PM   #6 
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The blue one looked exactly like my female, Clarise (only she was much darker.) As everyone else has said, the red one is a male, but I still think the blue might be a female...
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:18 PM   #7 
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Red one is a guy. Look for a longer anal fin.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:14 PM   #8 
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I agree; red is a guy, but I think the blue is a girl. (S)he looks just like my Coral Belle. :)
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:43 PM   #9 
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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.

Let me tell you though, It is getting frustrating seeing how many bettas out there sold as females turn out to be male.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:28 PM   #10 
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Honestly, stress stripes have nothing to do with it. Young males often have those too.
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