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So, it's been kind of a rough year in the tanks. I lost most of my older females to age and age-related ailments, and my boy Macaulay after a hard battle (Thanks again for the help and support throughout that sad business). I was left with just my boy Dexter and one older female, Scarlet, who has since moved into a smaller tank of her own. With the ten gallon looking sad and empty, I wandered into my LPS and come home with a few new friends.

As always, I went in with the mindset of "No more boys! One is enough!". Naturally, I couldn't stick to that after finding this fellow, who is in need of some good clean water and a name:





Then I picked out my girls. Meet Hannah:



Nora:





Holly (who is a wiggler):





And a lovely who is yet nameless:





There is also one more, whom I was SWORN is female. My fish guy and I had a discussion about her gender, but I'm not quite convinced. She has LONG fins and no visible eggspot, though the positioning of the fins looks female to me. She was so pretty I took her anyways, but if she is a boy, I have a bit of a problem heh. Opinions please?

Anyways, if she is a girl, her name is Lucy:





So these are my new little ones! They're all in qt right now, and everyone is doing really well :) I can't wait to introduce them to their new homes!
 

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I'm an idiot. Had the album set to private. Fixed?
 

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Keep refreshing and the pics will pop up. I guess it takes the site a bit to load them.

The last fish looks like a male to me... Only because of his/her beard? (or what looks to be a beard in the first picture.) I can't really tell without a closer picture though. Love that fish though.

You got some nice fish though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish my little baby would grow into a little girl like your Nora. (long fins but female) Sadly mine's a boy though lol I love him anyway, just had hope....

Where on earth did you find those females?
 

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When I looked at your red girl who doesn't have a name Macey popped in my head.

And SilentBetta we can try to see if your fish like Lucy is a male or female.
 

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Nora and Lucy are both makes. >_< bit they are all stunning fish! :)
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I'm nervous now.

Twilight, I got them all from a pet store called Pet Cultures. These lovelies are typical of the females they have on a regular basis. They have some incredible males too. As for the name Macey, it's cute but all my fish are named after old movie characters ;)

Betteluver, Nora is definitely female. She's got an egg spot and her ventrals are little. She's the same shape as my Scarlet, who is also definitely female (got along in a sorority).

Are we sure about Lucy? Her dorsal fin is smaller and set further back...
(I think I'm grasping at straws here :S)
 

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males* oh goodness, what a fail. I apoligize my stupid iphone. >_< I'm sorry! On my phone I couldn't see, I only saw the long fins. She's a lovely spadetail. :)
Lucy, however is most DEFINITELY male. Those fins are enormous. Looks like a delta tail male. He's very handsome though.
 

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Can someone also identify snails for me too because I have a few in my dads pond and I wanna puyt them into my bettas tank
From what I read recently, snails are both male/female. With the exception of a couple of species, I believe.
 

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males* oh goodness, what a fail. I apoligize my stupid iphone. >_< I'm sorry! On my phone I couldn't see, I only saw the long fins. She's a lovely spadetail. :)
Lucy, however is most DEFINITELY male. Those fins are enormous. Looks like a delta tail male. He's very handsome though.
Haha no worries :) Thanks, I've grown really partial to the spadetail females.

Well, now I'm in a pickle. My five gallon can divide for two males, which is how I had it before. But now that he's got the place to himself, Dexter is LOVING life, and is in the best shape I've seen him since I got him over a year ago. So I don't really want to divide it again. And now I have two more males. Crap.

The weird thing about Lucy (who now needs a new name, I suppose) is that (s)he doesn't respond to the other male (who wants to KILL him), or to any of the females. (S)He doesn't flare or show off at all- active, but not interested, which also led to my thinking it's female.
 

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Haha no worries :) Thanks, I've grown really partial to the spadetail females.

Well, now I'm in a pickle. My five gallon can divide for two males, which is how I had it before. But now that he's got the place to himself, Dexter is LOVING life, and is in the best shape I've seen him since I got him over a year ago. So I don't really want to divide it again. And now I have two more males. Crap.

The weird thing about Lucy (who now needs a new name, I suppose) is that (s)he doesn't respond to the other male (who wants to KILL him), or to any of the females. (S)He doesn't flare or show off at all- active, but not interested, which also led to my thinking it's female.
I have a spadetail too, she's my favorite girl. <3 :) And oh goodness! Well I wouldn't divide it if you feel the fish you've had for a while will be negatively affected. :/ Maybe you have some old vases or QT tanks that will do until you can get something more suitable? Just a thought! :)
I think your new males are quite lovely. :) And lol Lucius/Lucifer is very handsome. Maybe he's just docile right now? Brought home a VT boy last weekend that is now my fiestiest betta. :)
 

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They're all in qt for now, and luckily a friend of mine may have an old 10g kicking around that she will send my way, so it may be okay after all!

Thanks, I like them both a lot. I just couldn't pass up a Mustard gas Double tail!! :D
 

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Oh me either! :D If I were allowed to get another betta, and I saw 1... I'd die. >_< I'm very glad that you were able to keep them. :)
 

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"Lucy" Is most definitely 100% a male, without a doubt! And a beautiful male! I also agree that Nora looks to be a young veiltail male, young males can display "egg spots", its a lot more common then people think it is.
 

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Lovely might be a male as well. If it is a she, she has some very big ventrals, which worries me...
 

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Sigh. I thought so. I should never have listened to the fish guy *Shakes fist*.

As for the two spades, the Blue and red one is definitely female. She's got a big eggy belly, a huge spot, and vertical lines on her sides that get more pronounced whenever I put her close to a male. The picture is deceptive with regards to her ventrals.

As for Nora, I'm sure she is also female. She's quite big to be a young male (body is over an inch long), and has a big round belly as well. That's normal body type for the females from whoever supplies my LPS, like my red spadetail who is definitely also female:



Thanks for everyone's help! Looks like I landed myself some extra boys and will need to pick up at least one other female...who is definitely female haha
 
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