View Full Version : Female betta actually a male

01-14-2015, 12:02 AM
Hi guys, long time no speak, been busy working. You may remember I ventured into female betta keeping at the end of last year in my 90 litre tank, turns out one of the bettas I bought has matured into a male, followed by a frantic trip to the LFS to pick up another tank(!) to separate him. he seems to be doing fine, thought I'd share a pic, he doesn't stay still much so all a but blury, also forgive his stripyness the flow on the filter was a bit strong for him, but I've sorted it now, trouble is he doesn't stay still long enough for a photo! He's metallic, possibly a wild type? If I'm wrong let me know. Ps the females are doing fine but aren't quite as pretty. 388213882238823

02-20-2015, 09:32 AM
Are you sure looks female to me what breed is it

03-01-2015, 11:07 PM
Once I went to the store to get 3 female bettas. I know female flares too but one of them were ultra aggressive and were attacking the others. Some male bettas have short fin and I guess you have to look very closely to differentiate the genders. Body shape, the little dot in the under belly, and other characteristics.

03-02-2015, 01:53 PM
Huh. I'm not good at sexing bettas, so I have no idea. It looks female to me, unless its fins are still growing in

03-02-2015, 08:25 PM
He kinda looks like a traditional plakat beta. Plakats have that body style with the short fins. Beautiful beta.


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03-07-2015, 07:27 PM
The ventrals look a bit long for a female so I'll say male for now. Any chance you can get a picture of it flaring?