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#1 Guillerm.0

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

So, it was in a female size cup. The lady rang it up as male, I was like, wait isn't that a female? She looked again and was like ohhey I guess it is.

AND IT JUST MURDERED MY NEON.

Help? :c

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#2 Maryanne

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:49 PM

Looks male to me. The thickness of the ventral fins and the length of the fins for a double tail is a giveaway. Female double tails have very short fins.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

Yep, its a boy. :P

As for him killing your tetra, its usually not recommended to house bettas with them anyway because its a hit or miss thing. Either the tetras will harass and nip the the fins of the betta or the betta will chase and harass the tetras to the point where he wears himself out, or like in your case....actually kill the other fish.

Was there just one tetra in the tank or were there more? It might be best to seperate the betta.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:13 AM

My females had no issues with the tetras, but this guy apparently hates them >:c I had three in with my four girls for weeks, added this guy, and he killed TWO in like 30 minutes. He's chillin' in a net in the sorority now.

There goes my plans of getting a nice male for another tank. ;-;

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

Males are naturally more territorial than females. :P

Plus your girls were already habituated to each other and therefore ised to having more than one fish in the tank. When you added the tetras with the girls they just served as dither fish.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:49 AM

I am sure your betta is a male. I have the same betta color and all. I bought him at walmart in a cup marked female, he was very young and his fins hadn't finished growing yet. I noticed his are shorter than most betta's.




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