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gender confused.. again. :|

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hi guys~
ive recently bought a new betta,, supposidely female.... but i keep getting this hunch that its actually a male. for one, shes MUCH bigger than anyone ive kept before..even my full grown males arent as big as her and her body doesnt seem too female-like to me. its not rounded like the others. ive checked to see if shes got an ovipostor, and shes got one but its pretty small..also shes pretty docile, and she doesnt flare at anyone..
anyways, im at a loss... and i would appreciate anyone's input! :D
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Well she's huge so I doubt she's a young male. Her body is very masculine, I agree.
How long are the ventrals? The two little fins infront of the anal fin. I can't see them, but even plakat males have long ventrals, so that's a good indication usually.
She's also got some faded stripes, young males and females have those.'of course if she's big I doubt she's young. Was she stressed out in the photo? sometimes males stripe up when stressed. If she always has them I'm pretty sure shes a girl.
The only time I ever got a female to flare was when I put a male infront of her. My girl has a short tiny beard, but it's still visible, nothing like a male's though.
I'm gonna go with female then. :p a big gentle girl.
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