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Hello! I wonder if any of you lovely people can help me?

We lost our boy Dumbo Betta earlier this year :( a couple of months ago I was at the fish store and they had what was listed as a female Halfmoon Betta (we have called her Hilda). 'She' lives in a 90L with two pigmy corys, one bristlenose pleco, and a disabled Bolivian Ram (Dangerous Derek).

However, I am questioning whether or not 'she' is actually not a 'he' - is there a fail-safe way to tell? There is no aggression or flaring, she is very placid and doesn't bother the other fish at all, but she looks too stunning to be a she..! I could be totally wrong of course! She's around 2 inches long, and very wide, too!

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ny ideas?
 

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Thank you, both!

Her ventral fins are pretty long, but perhaps not super long (trying to get a photo is almost impossible - she knows what I'm doing!)..

What is an eggspot? She is definitely very girthy and very placid - hopefully she is a she!
 

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Definitely female.
Though she has extra long anal fin, but other fins are relatively small, (IMO) including ventrals (she is long fin type).
Her body says female, plus the eggspot. You could even see her egg sack
 
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