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    Or can you tell by looking at it?


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    Looks like a female....the fins are short. I have no experience with bettas, but I hear the males have the longer ones and females are shorter and something about males having a "beard"? Also most females are lighter in color, but some can have darker coloring like a male.

    Take all this with a grain of salt though, I've only been researching betta's now for a few weeks! Sorry I can't help more! :)

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    Yes, this is a female. One way you can tell as Megan is by the fins, Males have longer fins
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    Looks more like a plakat than a female...

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    Yes, we need to all remember that the old standback: Boys have long fins and girls don't is not a good mantra considering the "original" bettas the Plakat Fighters ALL have short fins.
    The way to make sure it is a female is check underneath by where you think the fish's belly would be. There should be a little white dot. This is called the oviposter where the eggs come out.
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    ...I went to look at my girls...and my big females look a lot like my plakat male...

    One thing I noticed...but I don't know if it will hold true...is that my plakat male has longer pelvic fins than my females (not sure what 'kind' the girls are)...
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    That is an exceptional fish if it is indeed a female. Be careful if you are going to spawn it, to me it appears to be a female but check for the white speck on the underside of the fish.Thats one surefire way,secondly try this place it in a jar next to one of you're males. Over sometime check to see if there are any vertical barring along the body of the fish,as this is a sign that a female is ready to spawn. Bear in mind wild type male fighters have short fins and are easilly confused with the females.

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