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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Perfect HM?

Can anyone show me a picture of what the ideal male hm form would be, and the ideal female hm form would be? Also same for hmpk's. Thanks, Lillian

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-12-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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No answers?

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I'm not a show-betta expert, but I think these would be good images to go by for the HM standard:
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Currently over 100 males and females (mostly from Aquabid)....and I have now completely (almost) sworn off Aquabid...lol....waaayyy too addictive!
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Basement Bettas is one of the top-ranked breeders, and is also a member on this forum. On her facebook page, she provides photos and critiques. She's also sometimes give breeding advice on potential "partners."
https://www.facebook.com/BasementBettas

And Karen MacAuley has a bunch of HMs on her website: http://www.freewebs.com/quicksilverc...asplendens.htm
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The female looks like a hmpk to me.
Heres some for the males, HM is A and HMPK is B

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Those are really nice, thanks!

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1371221404 so I'm assuming this guy would be bad form? He's really pretty but that form doesn't really match

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Good spotting. Yip his anal and dorsal are too long and caudal too short. He also has jagged edges on his fins and it looks like his first dorsal ray is too short. Caudal edges are very nice and sharp though and nice colours. He is young so his finnage probably has a bit of growing to still do

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post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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He's got coloring I really like, if I could find a betta with good form and that coloring I would be staring at him all day! One of my goals for breeding is to get females to have the nice build of an hmpk but still be an hm, i know that wouldn't really work though probably

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How about this one? http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1371169068

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