Is My Betta Male Or Female?

Bettas are life

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Hi, I recently bought a betta for my son. I got a tank for "him" but I am not sure if "fishy" is actually male.
 

Demeter

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Long finned bettas are males, shorter finned bettas (other than plakats) are females. You're appears to be a male crown tail.
 
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Bettas are life

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Thanks. I got another one I believe this one is female. I can see a white dot on her belly.
 

Wystearya

Member
If that one is female it has exceptionally long fins. Not saying it can't happen, but it looks more male to me.

I know that some males can have a 'false ovipositor', which is basically a false egg spot.
 

Demeter

Member
No that is a male, long fins is always male unless you have one of the fancier female (rare). I hope you do not plan on keeping them together, they will fight and harm/kill each other if placed in the same tank.

Are you new to fish keeping? I think you should research more on keeping bettas. Both will need a 2.5gal tank with a heater and filter. A 10gal with a divider will work too. The tank must by cycled as well (Nitrogen cycle).
 

Nightshadethebetta

Member
Definitely looks like a male. I’ve had 2 male Bettas, and they have long fins. Both of your little Bettas look beautiful!
 

rhionsayshi

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Both of the fish look like males. Please don’t put them in the same tank together because they will kill each other.
 

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