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Old 11-26-2012, 01:12 AM   #11 
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Why does my traditional pk don't have 180 degree spread?

-Traditional PK have much more of a round caudal then a 180 D shaped caudal
-They also have a sharper pointed anal while a Asymmetrical has no pointed anal other than a slope.
-Symmetrical is whats called a Short-tailed HM, Still must have that round standard shape but in a shorter tail


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AYSEMMETRICAL PK:(Not my fish just a example)
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:33 PM   #12 
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I seem to have a hard time distinguishing between a traditional & asymmetric PK.

Going to go try to take a good side-profile of my plakat and have someone on this thread tell me what mine is...
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #13 
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He looks like a Asymmetrical Salamander Male HMPK
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #14 
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He looks like a Asymmetrical Salamander Male HMPK
I think asymmetrical is the correct classification for mine. His caudal fin does not come to a point like the traditional PKs.

So I am still pretty new to all the terminology...what counts as 'butterfly' and what counts as 'salamander' PKs?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #15 
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IMO I think they are both the same, well kind of. I think Salamanders blends in more with Lavender w/ white band and Butterfly could be any color with white band. Like I said I could be wrong I'm just giving you what I know. Maybe Mo knows be works with Salamanders
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #16 
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You can show any fish, but it will not class unless there are enough entries, otherwise they class in under a different fish and it does not show well. They always base the different classes on the entries at the show.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:37 AM   #17 
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Pulokoff - do you carry any female purple salamanders HMPK? I am looking for good HMPKs for my sorority tank.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #18 
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I can't hardly tell them apart. Lol
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #19 
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I have some Pink Salamander HMPK's. also..... A salamander has a small white band on all of the fins including ventrals, butterflys have a 50/50 split of two different colorson the fins inlcuding pectorals
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #20 
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I noticed the first three examples of traditional PK provided by Junglist appear, to my admittedly poor eyesight, to have 2-ray branching. The asymmetrical PK and symmetrical PK obviously have 4-ray. Is this a consideration?

The example provided above is 4-ray and is labeled traditional.

(I really need to join IBC and get a rulebook.)
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