I introduced my veiltail betta in the picture category a few days ago, and some people pointed out that SHE actually could be a HE!!! I decided to make a formal thread about her gender so more people could get a good look at her.
The problem is that she has characteristics of both males and females ...
: Longer than your average female veiltails, but not as long as a male's.
: On the longer side, but very slender.
: Thin head with a round middle tapering off to her tail. Like a kite shape almost.
: Yessir! Very noticeable.
: Not visible unless breathing or flaring, but even then it's not "puffing up". More like "peeking out".
: None yet, but who knows? She has accidentally blown bubbles before, but doesn't seem to realize it. She chased them around like she had no idea where they came from -__-
: She does flare, mostly at her heater, which is shiny. She flares head on, mostly.
: She does have a light patch where her ovary should be. It's hard to tell, though, because she's so vividly colored.
She's a little under 2 inches, tail to mouth, so I think she's full-grown or at least old enough to sex.
Thanks! Here are a few pictures that may be helpful. Some are better than others.