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Old 06-30-2010, 08:55 PM   #1 
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New Baby.. gender confusion.

This is Annabel Lee. I adopted her from a member of another forum who got her for free in exchange for holding a bird while it got it's wings clipped. Originally Annabel Lee was very skinny but she's slowly been gaining weight and was healthy enough to find her new home (with me ). She's still a little skinny but I have some NLS grow and a few other really good foods from her foster owner to help Annabel continue to get healthy.

I'm actually starting to wonder if Annabel Lee is a "he". The girl told me that she had been making bubblenests but I just figured that she was one of those females that made a bubblenest. But when I saw her in person she looks strangely male. She has pretty long ventrals and she flared sidelong to the mirror I put against the tank. I can't see an egg spot but its possible that is just because she's so skinny.

So what do you think female VT or male PK?















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Old 06-30-2010, 09:15 PM   #2 
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Your in the same boat I am in. I have an unknown Betta as well. She/He looks exactly like Crimson just a different color.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:21 PM   #3 
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Gorgeous little... it... lol. Same problem I was having with Tifa a while back... "She" was making bubblenests and flaring like crazy, and eventually we figured out dude is not a lady.

Can you get a flaring pic?
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:24 PM   #4 
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I'm gunna go "He", simply because the face looks too manly to be a girly xDD It's purty, though! Yeah, TJB is having issues with her gender-confused betta xD
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:25 PM   #5 
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I'll try to get one tomorrow. I don't want to stress her out any more tonight. She definitely flares full on and has a beard. I may put her in my divided picture tank with a male and see how she reacts.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:35 PM   #6 
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I wish crimson would flare. I put a mirror in Crimson's tank and all he/she would do was push it around.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:45 PM   #7 
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Location: Canada, eh?
I'm not very good with determining genders (when it's not obvious) but I'm going with VT female because her/his ventral fins seem a little short to be a male PK's, compared to mine. Of course, in those pics, her/his ventrals aren't completely stretched out. (Unless my male PK has abnormally long ventral fins, which I highly doubt.) But... if he/she has been making bubblenests....
It's really hard to say. o.o

Gorgeous fish though!

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:49 PM   #8 
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Her ventrals are pretty long and full. I just don't know because the original owner was positive she was a girl. We'll find out when I put her in my sorority lol
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:54 PM   #9 
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Ooo this is tough haha
The dorsal fin looks like a female Vt's but the body shape kinda looks like a male so I'm not sure :/
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:00 PM   #10 
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I immediately thought very young PK male..

The body is very long, and the face/mouth looks more male, and the Anal fin is very pointed, and the ventrals are long and full. Add the bubble nesting and I'm 98 percent sure it's a male.
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