It's actually pretty tough to get a "good" marble by IBC standard.. The marbling has to be distributed in an even 50/50 ratio on the fins and body.
I never knew that! I mean I knew it was tough to get a good marble, but I was never told it had to be 50/50. I just spawned a blue dalmation type marble girl, and a MG type fancy boy, in hopes of getting some interesting show quality fry...so I'm glad I know this now! Thanks! (I guess I should have researched through the handbook a little more before spawning them lol)
I have an MG type boy and I want to breed him to a marble girl and make a nice marble strain with him. Also want to breed him to another MG type female as well and get straight up clean crisp MG patterns.
Hakoden Kitty, your boy looks more like a Grizzle, which doesn't change color nearly as dramatically as your regular marble. I think they share some similarities in their genetics, but I own many grizzles myself for my own breeding programs, and they never changed color on me yet. :)
Okay, whew. I didn't think he looked like a marble, but he was labeled a fancy. I was looking more at the image than the labeling. So...just a matter of mis-labeling? I usually pay more attention to the fish itself, and the description, than the label. Since so many people seem to have discrepancies regarding such.
I actually prefer the name Leopard Betta! If that's all tigers are, I guess I have a few of those! Two PK males yellow/orange with black spots, and a female of the same. Theyre absolutelt gorgeous. I'm imagining the pattern possibilities their babies would have...