After looking at pictures of another member on here's supposedly "female" betta that turned out to be a male, I've been wondering about Hestia.
There are signs that she's a female. She looks slightly plump, like she has *some* eggs, but not much. She's not mad colorful, when I bought her, she was in a sorority. When she flares, she flares head on.
But after looking at the betta who belongs to that user (I'm sorry! I forgot who!), I've been wondering if she's actually a Hester. She does flare head on, but she also swims and shows off her side. Her beard seems big for a female. Granted, I've never really seen a female betta flare. I'm going off on this picture to help me on this bit.
She does look plump with "eggs" but I would think she would drop eggs occasionally. I haven't seen any eggs at all. She also seems bigger than other female bettas I've seen. I've heard that female plakats are larger than other types, but I don't know that for sure.
Help me out! Here's a few shots of her flaring. They're not the greatest - phone pictures and all, and I was also holding up a mirror.
I'll feel really stupid if I find out I've owned her for over two months and she's actually a he.