There is apparantly no such thing as a "perfect" fish. Just a standard to give us guidelines as to what to breed towards. Your fish are going to have faults in one way or the other and still be show winners just because they had the fewest faults compared to what was showing that particular day. So that longer than standard anal isn't a big deal compared to what she is showing against.
If you are doing it for the enjoyment of the hobby you are going to breed whatever YOU like regardless of the standards. Personally, I am working with SHOW HMPK. I am breeding mine to look like fighters. That is going to give them a more stout aggressive look that is slightly outside the standard for good form but it is the way I want my fish. I hope to close that gap with outstanding finnage, color and deportment.
Last edited by Ilikebutterflies; 08-02-2013 at 06:42 PM.