Hello everyone. I've been out of the hobby for some time now and just recently decided to get back into it. I wanted to start back with a simple 5 gallon setup, so a betta was the best choice for me. I cycled my tank and finally bought this betta which was sold to me as a male dragonscale. Now that I have it in the tank I'm wondering if it is indeed a male. I looked for the ovipositor between the ventrals and didn't see one, but it's kind of hard telling for sure with the white body. It's is a very active fish, and hard to photograph, but after a frustrating half hour I was able to get a few semi-decent pictures. When I woke today to see the bubble nest I thought it was a male for sure, only to read that females will also blow nests at times. Most of you have been at this much longer than I have, so I thought I'd get your opinions on the sex. Thanks a lot for any help you can give.
Hanging out under the bubble nest.