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How To Tell A Male Betta From A Female

Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by Reret, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Reret

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    i need to get a female betta by wednesday and i dont know the diffrence between a male and a female. btw i need a female and i know that males have long fins but dont some have short fins.
     
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    lilfishie Its a kinda MAGIC!! ^_^

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    1st of why do you NEED a female, and you are aware she can't live with your male?

    link in my sig ;)
     
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    Would like to add to lillfishie's post that hope ur not trying to breed as they need conditioning for a min of 2weeks :)
     
  4. Reret

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    i need a female because i want to house it in a community aquarium with other females geese dont jump to conclusions she will not be neer my male i am not stuped and i do research
     
  5. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

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    1. Usually make bettas have noticeably longer neutral fins than females
    2. Usually females have short fins, but there are quite a few exemptions were male have short fins too, like plakat bettas.
    3. Females are usually a bit more passing of tankmates, but sometimes this isn't true as females have been known to be just as aggresive as males sometimes
    4. Females have what's called an opivoster right by there ventral fins, it's just a little white dot. But sometimes juvenile males have this same spot too
    5. Males usually have larger anal fins
     
  6. lilfishie

    lilfishie Its a kinda MAGIC!! ^_^

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    No one ever said you were. Just 99% of stores recommend keeping them together which gives you dead fish so you go buy more.

    What size is the tank? :)
     
  7. Reret

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    5 gallon tank
     
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    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

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    Please don't get another female, a 5 gallon is far too small for a sorority
     
  9. Reret

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    ok i will bump it up to a ten gallon
     

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