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So I bought a cute little female dumbo betta a while back. The more I watch her the less I’m convinced it’s a “her”. The betta in question has an egg spot, but also longer fins. I’ve also noticed that it had a beard. I was beginning to think that this she might be a he so I decided to try and breed him with one of my females from my sorority tank. He started dancing and flaring, but he never build a bubble nest, despite the bubble wrap I put in the tank and he actually started to hide from the female, who by the way was SUPER into him... so... what is he/she????
 

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Best way to tell would be to share photos, but by actions it does sound very much like a male. Fwiw beards/ egg spots/ long fins mean almost nothing nowadays. Males and females can have all of that depending on the lines. Behavior and looking for ovaries are your best bet on sexing.
 

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Hi!
Male/female betta have beards. And female betta also can have long tails and fins! Some female bettas can also blow bubble nest. So I can't be really sure if it is a male or a female. If you can take a picture of him/her that may help me to identify it's gender for you. And when females are full egg it's stomach will have a white patch at the bottom. If yes that is a female. If you want to confirm, try fasting her for 1-2 days if the stomach is still round that means it's a female.
Hope this helps!
 
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