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Old 09-16-2010, 05:57 PM   #1 
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Are these HM females?

Well the question is pretty obvious lol. so Are they? i just got two female bettas.

Edit: my GRANDMOTHER bought me 2 females:)

Here they are!:

The last pic is the best for the tail type! also they are sisters because they are around the same age and i know for sure because they are the same color!

so are they HM's?
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:08 PM   #2 
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Not HM's but PKs.
Beautiful girls though!
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:28 PM   #3 
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Yeah, they look like plakats to me. Sometimes it can be difficult for people to tell with females--but fin shape aside, the rays don't lie. :) Veil and plakat caudal rays basically look like a Y. Various degrees of deltas up to halfmoons have rays that have a general Y-shape, but there's varying degrees of branching inside each Y, like in the following picture:
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:32 PM   #4 
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Yup that's true.
VT and PK females have only two rays.
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How do you tell if they are plakats?
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Because of the short anal fin, the rays, and the rounded edges on the caudal.
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Because of the short anal fin, the rays, and the rounded edges on the caudal.
Wow such a lucky find!! thanks everyone!
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:54 PM   #8 
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It's pretty much impossible to find an HM female at a chain petstore.
Your best bet would be buying online.
I have seen beautiful girl at petstores. I saw a mustart gas plakat once, gorgeous! But never an HM, only PK, crowntails, veiltails and mutts of these.

You 2 beautiful girls! You'll love the color change once they settle and don't show their stress lines anymore.
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It's pretty much impossible to find an HM female at a chain petstore.
Your best bet would be buying online.
I have seen beautiful girl at petstores. I saw a mustart gas plakat once, gorgeous! But never an HM, only PK, crowntails, veiltails and mutts of these.

Your 2 beautiful girls! You'll love the color change once they settle and don't show their stress lines anymore.
I Already do love them Completely! they are wonderful and thy are the color of my CT male. but anyway im looking for a HM male and hope to breed and get HMPK's:)!!

Also, its not entirely impossible to get a HM female at a LPS because my "VT" female was a HM and they didnt know! but she passed two months ago! i with i had her!:(

But at least i got these two females and they are both sisters!
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