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Old 02-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #1 
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Petco Finds & Mistakes! Need Your Help!

So went to Petco, found two girls. One was a freaking awesome find:


That's right, a green double tail girl labeled as a veiltail female! only spent $2.89!!!! she is lovely!


THEN I stumbled on this girl. She was also labeled as a veiltail female. I was shocked to have found such a lovely female in Petco that I doubted my find. I spent 40 minutes in the store examining her, searching for an egg spot and trying to get her to flare. Her fins were clamped and she was very unhappy. Got her to flare once towards another female, and no beard was apparent and I thought I spotted an egg spot. So, here is the problem. I am pretty sure she is acutally a He.
SO: I need all of your help!!!
Girl or Boy??
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And a video of her/him flaring. Please ignore the fin condition of Beltane, the mustard girl. She jumped tank yesterday and ripped herself up :(.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #2 
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Definitely a male!!!! Males have the beard that comes out from under their gill covers when they flair, females do not have this =) he's gorgeous, I'd say he's a lucky find!!! but definitely don't put him in your sorority lol!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #3 
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Definitely a male!!!! Males have the beard that comes out from under their gill covers when they flair, females do not have this =) he's gorgeous, I'd say he's a lucky find!!! but definitely don't put him in your sorority lol!!
Oh no, he is definitely not going into the sorority. The problem is I don't have any males, nor a tank set up for a male!
One possibility is getting my friend who wants my goldfish to actually come and get them, and either turning their 10gal into his tank or getting a smaller tank just for him. OR when the goldfish are gone, get my planned 20-30 gallon up and running and move the 10gal sorority to the new tank, while keeping the plants and decor in their old tank and putting him up in there.....

This male has caused some serious thinking and extensive planning. I really don't know if i can keep him..
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Is PetCo known for mislabeling bettas?

My $40 elephant ear only cost me $13 because he was labeled as a half moon or something.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #5 
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+1 on him being male. Have to be careful with those 'VT female' cups from Petco - my doubletail boy Nightmare (who I found in such a cup cx) lived in my sorority for a month or so before I noticed his beard. x.x
On the other hand - gorgeous find! Hope it works out for you, it wouldn't be fun to have to give up such a pretty fish.

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Love your male! Very pretty! And female is cute! Great finds!
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #7 
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Is PetCo known for mislabeling bettas?

My $40 elephant ear only cost me $13 because he was labeled as a half moon or something.
^o^ Lucky! You must've nearly dropped him off the shelf when you saw him, huh?
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Ugh my intuition was telling me he was a boy... Shouldn't have ignored it. There were a bunch of other HMPK males there too. Crapcrapcrap.
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Is PetCo known for mislabeling bettas?

My $40 elephant ear only cost me $13 because he was labeled as a half moon or something.
Absolutely, considering these two were both called Veiltail Females!
Darkling, my black ct girl, and Twitch, my copper ct girl was mislabeled as a vt. I've definitely found others at the store mislabeled, but none such as obviously as my new dt girl!
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^o^ Lucky! You must've nearly dropped him off the shelf when you saw him, huh?
It didn't register in my brain for awhile then I remembered what I had read here
and then I knew he was the one. I was glad since I was having a hard time choosing!
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