Originally Posted by Sena Hansler
Finney you're making a mountain out of a hole :) greentea is saying believe what you want... But there isn't lyretail bettas (although that WOULD BE AWESOME! lol) but yeah yours could be a double tail, which I personally think is cool :)
So you found the "egg spot" as you call it? I have two bettas with heavy fun damage. It will take longer than a couple days for them to heal. However I got a gal whose tail was split by Madame and it healed in under half a week. Must depend on the betta, and the damage? Like I said before wait a month... Or even a couple weeks and you'll be able to tell :) males get longer tails usually, and females will usually grow in body more than tail. I've got PK and VT :)
I saw one of this fish's siblings in the store - it was also a partial albino - same light body and red eyes, but one REALLY bright blue swash on it's caudal fin - and it was definitely male. Not much in the way of tail yet, but more than this fishie has.
I think "egg spot" is what the white spot near a female's anal opening is called, right? That's what I've always heard it referred to as. Does it have another name?
But anyway, that white spot near the ventral opening that gravid females show is what I'm talking about. It's kind of hard to tell, since the fish is white anyway, and small - and I don't want to stress it out by netting to look closer - but I do think I've seen it.
Yet, I do agree with others that ventral and dorsal fins suggest male. Wouldn't doubt if this little oddity is a hermaphrodite on top of everything else.