Originally Posted by indjo
IMO When improving rays using a DT, the dorsal doesn't have to lean forward - you are hoping to get ray branches on the fry's dorsal thus making it lean forward. But it would be easier if the front rays of the DT were at least half the length of the main rays - even better if they were equal lengths. But also keep in mind that you often have to work with what you have/available to you.
I wouldn't breed the above pair mainly because the male is a rose with excessive rays. Breeding to a DT will add umore rays - making worse roses. I prefer to avoid roses. I suggest getting a 4 ray female to breed to him.
I agree with the above judgement about the female.
Maybe that's why she's getting rid of him, because he's a rosetail.