|02-02-2013 05:51 AM|
Thanks, guys! It took me a while to really figure it out. I finally had a chance to see the lines running through her body and determined her ovipositor is REALLY small. I think she was at the top of the class and/or acts like a male. The "How to Determine" site was really helpful! Thanks so much.
|02-01-2013 04:17 PM|
I had female bettas with obvious oviposter that ended up looking pretty much like male plakats and some of them made bubblenests. They lived together peacefully for close to 2 years, then they got old and cranky and I had to separate some of them before they eventually passed.
I know of one female betta that made a bubblenest in tank on her own, dropped eggs and put them in the nest by herself as well. Obviously not fertilised so nothing happened and she ate them after a bit but still females do make bubblenests sometimes.
|02-01-2013 01:31 AM|
|wendyjo||If they drop eggs it's a pretty good indicator as well|
|01-31-2013 07:13 PM|
The only way I know how to tell a male betta from a female betta is the presence of an ovipositor on a female betta. It just looks like a white dot behind the ventral fins. Take a look at some pictures online to get a good sense of what to look for.
Found this useful article: http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/be...tta-Gender.htm
|01-31-2013 04:22 AM|
Reminds me of my female, same blue combtail. Shes the size of a male betta and (was) a top betta in the sorority. Mine clearly has an ovipositor tho
|01-31-2013 04:14 AM|
|lauraleellbp||Going to need much better (more close and clear) pictures of her ventral area to see if she has an ovipositor or not....|
|01-31-2013 04:05 AM|
I honestly have no idea if this is a female or a male, though at the store, it was labeled "female."
She has since, made a bubble nest three times; when placing her in with my halfmoon, she damaged his fins severely (monitored, but she wouldn't let go before I could take her out), and when put in with a veiltail, she flared up at him and tried defying his "alpha" stance.
So, I'm a little confused. Do I have a male, or a masculine female?
|02-26-2012 06:24 PM|
In a bigger tank, you MIGHT be able to keep a male and female. But only if you have a big tank and A LOT of hiding places.
|02-26-2012 11:18 AM|
Plakat male or female Betta
How can i tell if my Betta is a male plakat or just a female it looks like it has an ovipositor but it has built a nest and is very aggressive towards other males it also has long ventral fins
|12-02-2010 07:30 PM|
|12-02-2010 07:19 PM|
|speedie408||Pictures aren't really clear but it could be a Plakat male. And yes, males also have the horizontal stripes when stressed.|
|12-02-2010 06:52 PM|
This is my first time posting pictures, so I'll use the picture tool and paste the urls to make sure it works...
|12-02-2010 06:37 PM|
|12-02-2010 06:34 PM|
|Cardinal Tetra||Females blow bubbles too...just not huge nests like males.|
|12-02-2010 06:20 PM|
|ILovePonies||Hey, everyone! I have a question related to Betta gender identity as well. I bought a Betta fish about a week ago at a pet store. It was labeled "veiltail female", which is exactly what it looks like. I read up on Bettas before I bought the fish, and I didn't question "her" gender because she always has two stripes going from her mouth to her tail. This is the only fish I own, so it is alone in the tank. Yesterday, I left for a few hours and came back to a bubble nest in "her" tank. Now, if the stripes are definite indicators that the fish is a female, and the bubble nest is a definite indicator that the fish is a male, what is my fish??|
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