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Old 04-25-2012, 01:47 PM   #11 
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Parents: Marble Male & Multi Marble Female

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #12 
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piebald n koi are marble
so don't expect the fish to look the same a few month down the road
especial a 3-4 month old fish
two marble don't produce all marble
so just get one and work with it
soon you'll have more then you can handle if it goes right
yes marble look their best around 3-5 month
after that most of them turn into solid color when the get older
paste and dragon really bring out the marble color
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #13 
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Piebald is a condition that gets called Koi Or Marble. Then there are other Marbles that get that trait from a different Gene or genetic condition. Marble is just a broad term that's been thrown at anything with pattern variations.

Now i haven't worked with marbles yet, but in snakes, humans, cattle and other animals, piebald is a recessive trait.

But then there's the other conditions that result in Marbles. "Jumping Gene", "Red -loss gene", those may be Dominant, that's not important right now. Even with a dominant gene in only 1 parent your yield of marbles would only be around 50%

Breeding 2 marbles is your best bet to produce marble offspring, however the problem is that you have to be sure that those fish both are marble as a result of the same condition. Otherwise you may be crossing two separate recessive traits, and have a whole spawn that doesn't demonstrate either of the traits you're after.
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