Clucky
Lv 5
Clucky asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

How do you tell the difference between a male and female betta?

I was always told the females just look plain and brown. But I was looking on Google images and they showed 'colorful females'. How do you tell the difference?

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  • Sibyl
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The length of the fins is not reliable. Short-finned males are available.

    A female will have an ovipositor, while the male will not.

    http://www.nippyfish.net/ovipositor1.jpg

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Females might be smaller and not more competitive, nevertheless, while they are historical adequate they are going to get egg bellies from being round men, this makes them rather effortless to inform aside. They additionally shouldn't have the little flaps that pop out after they flare their gills, and would possibly not react as good to a reflect as a male might.

  • 1 decade ago

    color varies among beta but males are always more flamboyant or have longer fins. females have short fins but are still just as colorful. females also cen have the potential to be very aggresive to each other.

    hope that helps!!

    Source(s): fish owner
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  • 1 decade ago

    females have a white spot (forgot the name of it) on their belly

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    males have longer fins and tails.

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