Betta Gender

  1. BettaCrew Initiate Member

    Hello. I bought a "male" betta from petco a month ago. For the life of me I cannot look for an egg spot because the little gremlin is a bit spazzy.... or maybe my eyes are bad even with glasses. In any case, any idea on the real gender whether it be male or female? 20170720_132655.jpg 20170720_132405.jpg 20170720_132655.jpg 20170720_132655.jpg 20170720_133004.jpg 20170720_132628.jpg 20170720_132445.jpg 20170720_132320.jpg 20170720_132830.jpg 20170720_132529.jpg 20170720_132405.jpg
  2. Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    It looks like a girl. Some photos show what could be an eggspot but it's pretty blurry. Unless you're planning to do a sorority tank or breed, it doesn't matter all that much

  3. tunafax Well Known Member Member

    Ventral and anal fin shapes kinda suggest a fat male. Are you sure s/he isn't bloating?
  4. chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    It's just a young male. He will slim down as he matures, and his fins will grow out more. They're already too long for a female.

  5. BettaCrew Initiate Member

    I think s/he ate a shrimp or two. ... glutton. It even ate one while it was still alive. I won't be stocking shrimp anymore since none of my aquatic critters seem to be docile. Are we sure it's a male? No one can agree on the gender and I'm planning a sorority tank if it's a female.
  6. tunafax Well Known Member Member

    Wait a bit more so see if the fat develops into an egg spot. Always have and exit plan even with a sorority.

    But I still think it's a male. Anal fin is too pointy and has too much of an angle... and his cutesy "hand" fins shouldn't be that long.