Is my new HM show quality? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CritterNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Picayune, Mississippi (Near New Orleans, LA)
Posts: 234
Is my new HM show quality?

I'm not really familiar with showing, but I've been looking at a diagram and my new yellow HM seems to have really nice form. Is yellow an OK color to show? I'd appreciate your input on him!


Betta Enthusiast with tons of fish!
CritterNut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 02:59 AM
Member
 
bettafishgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 177
i'd say so!

Charlie ( male RT) Olaf (male HMEA) Ghost (male, DTHM ) Cupid (male, DT) Fizzle (HM)
bettafishgirl is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 03:35 AM
Member
 
karenluvsbettas623's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: California
Posts: 205
Wow he is stunning! I would say he looks like he could be but then again the breeders that show are the ones who could actually give you the constructive criticism. Looking forward to their replies, and your boy is gorgeous!
karenluvsbettas623 is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CritterNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Picayune, Mississippi (Near New Orleans, LA)
Posts: 234
Thanks for the compliments on him! I think he's great!

Betta Enthusiast with tons of fish!
CritterNut is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 10:16 AM
Member
 
VictorP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 323
He's good but has some flaws. Colouring wise he's a good yellow other than his irridescence and his rays are a bit bent.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

Happiness is the only thing you can give without ever truly having. - Anon

VictorP is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 10:40 AM
TFK Moderator
 
lilnaugrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 21,892
I aggree with VictorP, in addition he's also a RT. an HM needs to have a flat tail and smooth edging, no ray's sticking out or anything like that so that would be a fault on him as well as the irid because it's in random splotches on his tail and not all the way around on his fins. If the irid went through his dorsal and anal as well, it might be a slightly different story but I believe that is also a fault on color.

Hard to tell from the picture but it looks like his ventral fins might be a little on the stubby side? If they are the same length as his anal fin he should be just fine but his anal fin is also extremely heavy, finnage wise. Now I'm not sure how much of a fault that is or anything but I don't think it's too bad.

But some good things is that his fins all meet which is excellent! And they're all relatively the same length which is fantastic and his topline isn't terrible. I believe his body:finnage ratio is quite nice as well but I'm not as experienced in that yet.

Albino Kribensis
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
lilnaugrim is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CritterNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Picayune, Mississippi (Near New Orleans, LA)
Posts: 234
What defines a rosetail? I'm a little confused because I have a fish with a tail fluffier than his and someone said he was not a RT. His ventrals are as long as his anal, I believe, judging by the video (he hasn't arrived yet).

Betta Enthusiast with tons of fish!
CritterNut is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:44 AM
TFK Moderator
 
lilnaugrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 21,892
I could be wrong but Rose Tailing is usually when the HM has too many ray's and starts to make the tail fold and not be flat and straight as it should be. He's not quite RT but he's definitely on the edge of it and that's why I suggested breeding to a girl with a good spread but less ray count.

There are varying degree's of RT of course and the more branching the more it becomes a Feather Tail then.

Albino Kribensis
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
lilnaugrim is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
CritterNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Picayune, Mississippi (Near New Orleans, LA)
Posts: 234
Thanks for the explanation!

Betta Enthusiast with tons of fish!
CritterNut is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Member
 
Mahsfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: alberta
Posts: 854
I know everything is probably said but here's my break down.

Nice yellow coloration on body except for irids. Ideally the fins should be sharper edges and not ridged. It is a rise rail as stated. The eye shows that it carries blue irids which are on the body plus it carries some black which is shown on the beard and the abdomen.

The dorsal as a stubby first ray aswell.
Mahsfish is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is he show/breeding quality? Foxers Show Bettas 12 12-30-2012 10:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome