Male or Female.

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by e_watson09, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I bought this betta as a female from petland around thanksgiving time. I never really paid too close of attention or even thought about the fact that it could be a male.

    Well after seeing some of the HMPKs I am starting to think my she is really a he.....


    Please disregaurd the dirty tank, its tank cleaning day. :;swls

  2. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    That's a tough one. I think that's a nice HMPK female. I could be wrong but by the size and shape of the fish/fins she looks like a girl. A very nice one too! Anybody else have thoughts on gender?

  3. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Do you see those ventrals? LOL

    I think you've got a young male. It took a while for my 1st PK mature enough to be able to decide that she really was a *he*. Once he reached full size (which wasn't very big. 2 inches maybe lol), then his ventrals started growing out.

  4. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Hummm so I have one vote female and one vote male :p

    If it is a boy, what a poor guy having to come out pink :p
  5. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    I can also see the "beard" poking out when the gills pump.
  6. SarahFishValued MemberMember

    Females have a white spot by their anal fin called an ovipositer. If that isn't there, then you have a male. My betta was sold to me as a female, and after looking around and research, with no white spot, I had a male.
  7. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    2 of my 4 male PKs and one of my male veils have had Ovipositors. These days, they mean nothing.

  8. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I guess we'll all know when it gets a little bigger... :D
  9. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Or if we could get a flare ;)
  10. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I thought females flared too?
  11. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    They do. Its the amount of beard they show that really helps determine the sex of short finned bettas :)
  12. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    It almost never flares up anymore. I can't even remember when the last time it did and it can see its reflection in the glass so I doubt a mirror will help.
  13. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    LOL Don't you hate that? Get a betta to see those pretty fins, and then they don't ever display them? :p
  14. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I must have gotten lucky with Odin. He shows off for me everyday!
  15. e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Mine just does the thing in the video all the time for me. S/he does this excited dance whenever I walk near the tank.
  16. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Mine is always acting big and tough, I thought he was going to bite me yesterday when I was cleaning his tank. <3
  17. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

  18. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    With the size of the ventrals, and the pointy anal fin, I say male.
  19. Chard56Valued MemberMember

    I vote male as well. A scrawny looking male. He needs to be fattened up some and he's not pink, just say he's Salamander colored. That way it won't hurt his feelings. LOL!
  20. SarahFishValued MemberMember

    I put a mirror up to mine and he hid under a leaf hahahahahaha

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