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Old 04-09-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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How do I tell a female betta from a plakat male betta?

I tried googling, and I can find no such information anywhere. I know they look similar. One of my two supposedly female bettas is harassing the other a lot. It does look a little different in a some ways, but I can't get it to stay still long enough to get a good enough picture.

Are there any tell tale signs that anybody knows to tell the difference in the two? I'll try and get some pics later. Right now the fish are hiding because the lights just came on.

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Only place i have ever seen pictures of plakats are on aquabid. They look a LITTLE different, alot of similarities though.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...swt&1176199669

Thats a good pic of a plakat.

Pics will help alot.
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check for an opivositor (sp?) if he/she has a little white dot sticking out from between the two fins on the underside, its a girl. If not, its a male plakat.

She could just be really agressive. I had a females once that would not tolerate other female bettas in the same tank as her.
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I thoguht with bettas you just looked at who had the big tail and who had the small one lol
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not with plakats. All plakats have short fins.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:56 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. It took me a while to get to see the undersides of the fish, but they are all definitley females. I'm beginning to thing that they will *hopefully* work things out. One day the red chases the blue one, the next day its the other way around, so we'll see. Least I'm 100% sure now that they are definitley female.

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