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Old 06-22-2012, 10:08 PM   #1 
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I realize that Portal Prime is young, but by the time I am ready to breed him, he will be too old. And I have some very curious questions since he is an HMDT, and down the line I actually will focus on breeding them.

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He has a long dorsal and caudal fin, no misaligned scales , a nice straight body and I feel that his tail is perfect when fully flared (No extra branching). I was doing some thinking and realized breeding him to another HMDT female would most likely cause too much finnage (rosetail) and that is what I want to avoid. But I don't know if breeding to a DT female would do the same thing...

I also read someone mentioning I could breed him with a one-tailed female that carried the DT gene, but even if she had the slightly shorter fins I'd need to even out is overly long ones, would the DT gene still cause over finnage?

Sorry, I'm trying to get form down but I have royally confused myself.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:30 AM   #2 
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The problem with DT x DT isn't rose tail but mainly body deformities. It is safer to breed DT to a single tail HM. Yes you'll get uneven lobe, single tail with long dorsal, and maybe even rose (if the HM is 8 ray). But you will reduce the chances of creating bent spine etc. Later inbreed F1 (DT geno) to get your DT. You can inbreed F2 DT x DT once but after that you have to cross to a single tail. ..... It's a constant in and out breeding.

His fins are very wavy (?). Try to find a female with very thick and firm fins
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:17 AM   #3 
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If you want DT's in F1 you need to find a single tail HM female that carries DT. Here is an example. Not all DT genos (carries DT) will have the extended dorsal though, you just get an eye for them after a while.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:20 PM   #4 
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The problem with DT x DT isn't rose tail but mainly body deformities. It is safer to breed DT to a single tail HM. Yes you'll get uneven lobe, single tail with long dorsal, and maybe even rose (if the HM is 8 ray). But you will reduce the chances of creating bent spine etc. Later inbreed F1 (DT geno) to get your DT. You can inbreed F2 DT x DT once but after that you have to cross to a single tail. ..... It's a constant in and out breeding.

His fins are very wavy (?). Try to find a female with very thick and firm fins
Well, not all will be deformed... there is always culling...

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