Alright, so I know this might sound silly but...well I am confused about the gender of my betta. Now I bought it labelled as a female, but its bigger than all my males and over twice the size of my females...has a bigger beard area than all my females...and is really really aggressive. She flares like a boy. I just found one of the smaller bettas in the tank dead this morning. The fin length has double in the last few days and she behaves differently than my other females. I know its silly but do you think it might just be a late blooming male? I've never seen a short finned male here ( all VTs) so I know I am clueless at gendering any short finned bettas. I just want to be sure before I reintroduce her, if she is a her and if I should reintroduce or just go get another tank.
here is a link to a short vid of her/him. The coloration is like a female, but the fins and beard are darker and the vid might not show it but her scales are all defined by red, which is getting darker and darker.
here are the few pictures that I managed to take. It is one fast betta....
So yeah, is it a he or a she? We dubbed her hermiette because we thought she was just a large manly female...hermaphrodite? xD I know its silly but yeah. Is it possible she is a male and just a kind ive never seen in my area? colors are getting darker and it looks like the body might go solid or have dark outlines for each scale. Thanks in advance!