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Old 05-25-2011, 04:29 PM   #1 
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Girl... turning boy? o_O

I have had all 5 of my girls living in a sorority tank for the past month and they've all been fine. One of them, however, has been exhibiting some strange stuff over the past few days.

First of all, I knew for sure she was a female when I got her. She had an egg tube and very easily recognizable breeding stripes. Lately, she's been getting very aggressive and her fins have grown significantly longer. I also have a tough time finding her egg tube now.

Is she just growing or is this a weird case of mistaken gender? >>

This was her a week after I got her.


The attached images are of her today in a separation cup/thing.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #2 
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yep, looking like a young man! And a nice one too!
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:32 PM   #3 
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yep, looking like a young man! And a nice one too!
But a young man with vertical stripes? Wut? Does that happen?
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But a young man with vertical stripes? Wut? Does that happen?
I have seen it happen. Vertical stripes does not always mean breeding. I have been to pet stores and seen many males with them. Mostly the ones that are stressed or submissive.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:38 PM   #5 
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Gosh.. a betta dragqueen... :V!
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Gosh.. a betta dragqueen... :V!
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That would seriously suck... I REALLY don't have space for another male. 'She' has been so good and fine living with the other girls up until now. @_@
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When i first got Spot he had breeding bars like a female. It can happen, and does all the time. lol
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http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1306362718 This girl looks to have the same length of fins as Rutela... maybe there's hope D:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIFPR...eature=related

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lol! :]
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