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Old 12-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #11 
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Thank you!
Yuuna sounds really cute c:
Just as cute as your Blush, and just as tiny. She's now a little bigger and the boss of my tank. She took out Kaida's (biggest) tail the first day in the tank lol

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:36 PM   #12 
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I've noticed that some female VT's and most of the time other tail types (Especially PK's) grow pretty quick and most of the time they get their full size before the males do.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #13 
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Im pretty sure she isnt a dragonscale, but ill have to take a closer look when i get back home.


My 3rd female has an egg spot and no beard so shes a girl c:


That would be fabulous if he was, ive wanted one for awhile ^^
Ill also have to check him out when I get home today
What's a beard on a betta? I've heard the term before but I though it applied to the ventral fins, which both males and females would normally have. An egg spot is, of course, a very good indicator, but it does puzzle me how one can determine sex (or dragon scales) from an even slightly blurry picture. I have a female dragon scale with a light colored body and a green iridescence on the dragon scales, which are not obvious except with close observation.
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Well dragons are a bit harder to determine the sex of because many female dragons are huge and look like males with their rough like features.

Also just to answer your questions, a "Beard" is the bottom gill opening when they open their operculum that reveals it'self when a male or female flares. Also females do have beards.

This is a great picture of a flaring betta revealing her and his "beard":



Great example of the males "beard." Its the short black part under his "chin."
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Thank you. That top picture is a great shot, showing clearly the beard and a full-face dragon scale. It often takes that kind of resolution and clarity to really show the dragon scales in detail.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:21 PM   #16 
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Just as cute as your Blush, and just as tiny. She's now a little bigger and the boss of my tank. She took out Kaida's (biggest) tail the first day in the tank lol

BAW
Shes ADORABLE
Blush isnt as feisty as her though, she kind of just tags along.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:28 PM   #17 
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Thank you. That top picture is a great shot, showing clearly the beard and a full-face dragon scale. It often takes that kind of resolution and clarity to really show the dragon scales in detail.
I agree. It depends on the camera.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:30 AM   #18 
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Lol, so Blush is turning out to have some back bone, shes' chasing off my biggers females that are twice her size, its pretty hilarious.


Also just bought my last girl, bringing my sorority to 9. Hopefully Ill have pictures of my new girl up tonight, shes yellow!
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #19 
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I think yellows are so beautiful.

I think I've heard that somewhere along the line they loose a "layer of color" as they age, but IMO/E the change almost never occurs or is very small and impossible to see unless you watch your fish every millisecond.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:49 PM   #20 
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yes!

I was never fond of them until I got Sunshine, and now my new girl pretty much locked it in for me, she has 3 black dots on her top fin thats coloration. Wonder if it makes her a marble?

Ill definitely have to get pics up ^^
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