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  1. Betta's Gender?!

    Betta Fish Care
    Today I gave in haha and bought another betta, but I'm not 100% on the sex. I was hoping for a female, I'd love to start a sorority at some point.. Help??? Pictures of them provided. I believe they're female, but its hard for me to tell with the fins on this little guy. Thank youuuu!!!!!:grin2:
  2. Rory, lad or lass

    Betta Chat
    Hello, wondering if my Rory is a female or male, because Rory is being rather confusing-_-. Rory looks like female in these ways 1. Egg spot 2. Rounder stomach But looks like a male in theses ways 1. Beard 2. Longer fins Does Rory just have a false egg spot? It has been suggested that this could...
  3. Gender help?

    Betta Chat
    I bought a betta from petco today, supposedly a halfmoon plakat male, but im not so sure. Could someone take a look at tell me f they think this is a female or male? I really like he/she either way, I just want to know. Right now me and my biyfriend have named him Grump because he has a funny...
  4. My young male betta has vertical stripes?

    Betta Chat
    I read that only females get vertical stripes so I'm not sure why my male betta has them, he was sold as a baby male at petco, I've had him for about a week and he was slightly bigger then the other babies so is he actually a female that was just sold as a male or do young males sometimes get...
  5. male/female???

    Breeding Betta Fish
    Honestly I can't figure this hyperactive platinum one out. Its demeanour is adorable, so if it's possible to breed it, I would - but to what? The breeder told me it was a female half moon, but its behaviour has pointed different directions. It's been under my care 6 months now, and I still...
  6. This sounds weird- Is this the same fish???

    Betta Pictures
    I swear I'm not trying to troll, this is a serious question! I got my "girl" Squidgey back in October 2014- almost a year now. They told me she was a girl... Well, I don't know how I didn't notice until now, but she looks totally different now! Her bottom fin is super long and her tail looks a...
  7. Baby Betta gender

    Betta Chat
    Hi- I got this baby about two months ago from a local store and I'm not sure about its gender. I'm not sure how old this little guy was when we got him. I've decided to call the baby Cas, so I was wondering if it was a Cassandra or a Casanova. I was also wondering if anyone could chime in about...
  8. Male or Female?

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently acquired a new fish through various circumstances. As a precaution and because of some gill inflammation, I have it in a nursing tank, quarantined atm. It was purported to be a male, but upon receiving it, I noticed that it has an ovipositor, and when it caught its reflection in the...
  9. fiest timer wondering what tail and pattern type I have?

    Betta Chat
    Hey everyone, I'm a first timer... just got this betta because I thought it was the most beautiful fish ever... Was just wondering if anyone had any idea about the tail and pattern type of my betta? Also, are females always shorter finned? I'm assuming it's a male but I just wondered if I...
  10. Misgendered?

    Betta Fish Care
    This is my fish Salmon Boy. I bought him from PetSmart as a Dumbo Male. I had no doubts about his gender until now. First of all, he's small. He's about 1 3/4 inches long. I have to slice his pellets into halves with a razor or else he won't eat them. Not only his size, but his fins are small...
  11. Baby Betta Questions

    Betta Chat
    Hi guys! I am a fairly new betta owner. I got it (Do not know if it is a boy or girl) 2 moths ago and just need some clarifications about it. The manager at Petco recommended Hikari Tropical Micro pellets and I have been feeding it to him/her and he/she seems to love it but is it good for...
  12. Need helping sexing my Betta

    Betta Chat
    Hello everyone, I am new here so sorry if I sound newbish or (hopefully didnt) post in the wrong section! I bought what I thought was a baby female Veiltail who quickly grew into a mature fishh. While she has an egg sack she seems large and robust, more aggressive and while she has a short beard...
  13. Do males kill females with constant sex?

    Betta Chat
    Is it true that female bettas are more affectionate and responsive to their humans than are the males, maybe because they're less preoccupied with mating and its associated rituals (flaring, building bubble nests etc)? I also wonder about the relative life spans of males and females -...
  14. Male or Female Betta?

    Betta Pictures
    This betta was marked as a female crowntail at the LFS; I liked her personality, so I brought her home and named her Giselle. She looks completely different now—only three weeks later. Her relatively drab coloring has transformed into deep reds and blues, with white tips on her ventral fins...
  15. Gender of baby bettas

    Betta Fish Care
    I want to get a baby betta from Petco. How do you tell the gender of the babies when they are that young? I am really set on getting a male:)
  16. Male Plakat or Female betta? So confused.

    Betta Chat
    After my aunt gave me my fish, Ravi(still don't know if he is a Super delta or HM) about two Saturdays ago, my cousin (asked me two days) didn't want his bettas anymore and I couldn't say no. .___. So I have three female bettas, and I want to try make a sorority with them and probably 3 or 4...
  17. Alright, time to weigh in, folks.

    Betta Pictures
    Is my Tiny Tina a girl or a Tiny Tim? 0.o I have a collage of pictures, a good dorsal picture, and a crappy drawing of his/her dorsal fin. Can't get him/her to flare. No reaction to mirrors, etc. lol What's the verdict, betta experts? >.<
  18. Can anyone tell me what my baby betta is?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi Everyone, I bought these two bettas a few days ago.( wasn't planned...long story) Can you tell what sex it is and what tail type it is at this size? All opinions are appreciated.
  19. Baby Betta: Male or Female?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just received a baby betta from a friend that is moving across the country and couldn't take her fish. It is about an inch long and I was wondering if anyone can tell me its approximate age and gender. It also has a very distinct tail and I am curious about what type it will have when it gets...
  20. Fin rot? (PLEASE READ)

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I got this new baby crowntail about a week ago and im not sure if he/she has fin rot! Im not sure if the tips of her tail are supposed to be black because of her color? I don't know. PLEASE HELP ME:cry: