hey guys i just bought a beutiful male dragonscale betta. The perstore where i bought him just started to carry dragonscale and halfmoon bettas about a week or to ago. How can you tell the gender of the dragonscale because the males look just like females. and also how could you tell the gender of a female halfmoon betta?
The males usually have larger fins and brighter colors. However, if the dragon scale type doesn't have those differences, you need to wait for them to mature. The male will become aggressive, and the female when gravid with eggs will be wide of girth. In some species like angelfish, you can't positively establish gender until they spawn.
Thank you john. It took me a while at the pet store. Ill upload a pick of my fish.
please post some pics of your halfmoon
I too have a crowntail halfmoon
I work at a petsmart in texas and much to our suprise and excitement we just started carrying dragonscale and halfmoon bettas as well!
I took home a lovely white half moon who carries himself beautifully and I plan to get pictures soon. I saw a gorgeous black dragonscale online but the shipping is outrageous on them and he was 25 bucks without shipping.
So that's a no go.
But regardless, I love my betta buddies ( I have seven) and moonshine is a welcome addition.
Good luck with your betta
Check the underside foran eggspot, it's like a white dot. Also males make bubble nests more frequently. And I also heard maleshave this "beard" sticking out after flaring, part of their gills that are black that sticks out. Males may also have eggspots, same goes for the "beard". You might want to hear from a betta expert.