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Old 07-02-2012, 02:34 AM   #1 
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As some of you know, I am looking into getting some females. I have been looking on Aquabid and have found a few I like. So, I am looking for opinions from you all on which are good and if any are overpriced. Please keep in mind that I am looking for females for breeding.
Very open to all opinions. If you happen to come across something you think I might like, feel free to show me.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341458485 A marble dragon
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341265397 Green
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341486018 Fancy koi. Says it is female, but I have doubts.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1341336014 Red dragon HM. I think her anal fin is a bit long.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1341368066 Black copper CT.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1341439308
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:19 AM   #2 
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I will answer all of these from a breeders point of view.

This female is a very nice one. The only flaws I see on her is that he caudal looks uneven and is a bit rounded. It's wider on the top half. Also her anal fin is shorter than most of which I've seen. That's not a huge deal though so overall she is really nice. The wide dorsal is very nice and really good for breeding. As nice as she is, I personally don't think she's worth that much. Not even a pair should be more than $60-$65 (not including importing). I would hold off on her.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341458485 A marble dragon

Now this female is nice As well formwise. Also the same reasons. Looking for wide dorsals are very ideal and benefitting. Though that female's caudal doesn't have the full 180 spread. She is also priced reasonably.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341265397 Green

Well she is most definitely a female. She looks to be a very fascinating female because of her thickened body. Her wide dorsal is one of my favorites as well. The caudal is what bothers me most. It's also uneven just like the first female's. It's wide on the top half? The caudal is also just a bit smaller than is should be. That's not a bad flaw or anything. She is overall a very nice breeder. Good price on her.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341486018 Fancy koi. Says it is female, but I have doubts.

Yes. This female's anal fin Is long. Too long for my taste. I really don't like to see HMs with long anal fins because in my own personal opinion, it throws off the entire fish and looks to be a big flaw in the fish. Her dorsal almost looks like she is a DT geno. Reasonably priced.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1341336014 Red dragon HM. I think her anal fin is a bit long.

I Personally don't like this female very much. Her caudal is very uneven. It's wide on the bottom half and taller on the top half. She would make a nice pet, but IMO, not breeding quality. I'd stay away from her, though the price is reasonable.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1341368066 Black copper CT.

This is a male. IMO a nice one, but he does have a few flaws. His anal fin is uneven. The farther back side (closest to the caudal) is Shorter than the front half (closest to his Ventrals). His dorsal appears to be messy, but a look closer looks fine. I really like CTs and this male looks very nice both in color and form.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1341439308

I really like your choice of fish. Some are better than others of course, but looking for wide dorsals and even fins will get you very far. From what I said about these females and male, you should be able to tell what to look for if you choose to still look for more.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:59 AM   #3 
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Sorry, don't like the females. I like the red drgn but realized that it was HM .... so; no.

When shopping for CT, look for the ones that have straight, strong rays. Don't get floppy fin rays because this will most probably be passed onto offspring.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:44 AM   #4 
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Question about the copper CT... is it just me or does she look... deformed? >.<
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #5 
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No. She isn't deformed, it's just her fins and overall form is very bad.

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #6 
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Thank you all for the advice. I appreciate it. I'll keep up my search.
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No. She isn't deformed, it's just her fins and overall form is very bad.
I mean her body proportions just seem out of whack. Her eye, face, stomach, bottom all look weird. I think it's cute, but she doesn't look like any betta I've seen.
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No. She isnt deformed. A lot of CTs have that look to them the stomach is also a very big indicator for it being a CT. The big eye is just one of those things, sometimes it happens. Other times it doesn't.

If your look at the pair that is pictured to first:
http://www.squidoo.com/betta-addiction-betta-breeding

Their eyes are also large.


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I mean her body proportions just seem out of whack. Her eye, face, stomach, bottom all look weird. I think it's cute, but she doesn't look like any betta I've seen.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #9 
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Hmm... What about these:

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341401405 Orange dragon HMPK female.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341537374 "Giant" HMPK female
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341575469 Black dragon OHMPK female
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1341846342 Orange gold HMPK female


Also, I am going to this store at some point this week and find these to be pretty:
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...tas&1341866017
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #10 
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As for CT's

Take a good look at this amazing article:

http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...?articleid=753

Bettysplendens is the best place to learn basic and intermediate information.
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