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Old 03-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #1 
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Boy or Girl? I'm not sure

I got a "female" betta from PetCo a few weeks ago, assuming she was female, but now I'm not so sure. Her ventral fins are pretty long, and when she flares, the back of her gills have frills. However, she does seem to have a barely visible ovipositor?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #2 
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say... female. Could you get a picture of her flaring? The anal fin doesn't look too male-ish to me :)
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #3 
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her eggspot is fine i guess :) sometimes females have bigger or smaller eggspots :P depends on size, she looks female but could be a young male
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #4 
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I did the same thing and mine turned out to be a guy. I'd give him another month to maybe get some fin growth. My boy also had a small egg spot when I first got him but now its gone and he's blowing bubble nests like crazy. I didn't fully know until he flared up and had a beard lol. I'm really happy I didn't try to breed him with another guy
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #5 
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Here she is flaring at Amelia, whose in a 2.5 gallon tank floating in the bigger tank. (She has SBD so I separated her from the rest). It's kind of hard to see Martha's gills though. XD Also Amelia's a bit on the small side too.
Here are her fins spread out...

Hope these helped a bit better! :)
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #6 
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I hope she's female, lol, she's in a sorority tank ;)
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #7 
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I wanna say young male I've got one that was labeled as female but turned out to be male
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:38 AM   #8 
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regardless I LOVE the colors! Is there a possibility its a young crown tail male and the fins just haven't grown out that much?
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #9 
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i think she is a male :P
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #10 
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Should I leave her/him in the Sorority? XD
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