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Old 07-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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My male betta all of sudden started to
Release eggs from his .. tube but he's defo male as he's so dam aggressive to mi other 3 males
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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So the fish is releasing eggs from the ovipostor under the belly? Or making a bubble nest with its mouth? That betta is showing female breeding stripes by the looks of it. Females can be aggressive also.
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Yeah that looks female. Not many colors but the fins are kind of long... Females are more passive be can be aggressive. Or perhaps you have a hermaphrodite fish
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Well I brought 2 males from same store and the second male seems to be releasing eggs as well from his ovipositor well he's releasing small white lumps that look like a tiny ball to me hope they aren't hermaphrodite :L
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Females can be just as aggressive. Looks like you may have found a female with long fins. Mumma is right, it is showing female breeding stripes, and only females have an ovipositor.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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I don't think they are female I was thinking about it a bit as all of my fishes are constantly fed sometimes overfed with live food they could just be excreting protein matter
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They both look female to me. Some ways to tell a female are the 'egg spot' on the belly, breeding stripes (vertical lines on fish) and smaller gills (lack of a 'beard'). Males tend to have a 'beard'. The gill covers don't cover the whole gill and they stick out around the chin. The size/length of the fins aren't a good indication of gender.
See if you can google some pictures of males, females and some eggs then you can compare.
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But if you are seeing an ovipositor, it is female.
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But if you are seeing an ovipositor, it is female.
Not necessarily. Some males can show fake/false egg spots. But if there are eggs then, of course, it's definitely female.
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Not necessarily. Some males can show fake/false egg spots. But if there are eggs then, of course, it's definitely female.
I did not know this. Interesting.
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