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Old 02-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #1 
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Possibly breeding this Black Orchid?

I do not have any definitive thoughts about breeding at the moment; however, I recently purchased this Halfmoon that may have potential. If I had to guess, I would say that he is in the 3-6 months range and very eagerly makes bubble nests after every water change. I have another Black Orchid HM, but his fins are more rosetail. I just wanted to know if I had any plans for breeding if he is a good choice?(provided I could get a good female) If not, I still love him regardless. Thank you for the feedback.

I'm sorry about the random glare on his face.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #2 
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Love his coloring! His anal is a bit long but I'm finding that common in HMs. If you find yourself a female to compliment him, and you have your set ups ready and a growout tank I say go for it - plus he is a good age to breed as well.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #3 
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I agree that his anal fin is pretty darn long but the right female should correct that in the fry
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Good age, no visible defects, great color... It would be awesome if you breed him to the right female!
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I think with the right female, you'd get some nice fry. Love the coloring!
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Go for it, once you get a good female you should get some nice offspring.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:40 PM   #7 
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The main thing I notice on him is that his first and last tail rays are pretty short making him look like he doesnt have a sharp angle like he should. Not saying to scrap breeding him because of that, just saying find a female that has that sharp edge when she flares to help correct it.
Other than that I think he'd be a good canditade.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #8 
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Definitely! A female with the sharp edges would compliment him :3 that's the fun with breeding... Getting a great pair to compliment each other and see what the results are (especially with colors)
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #9 
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Thank you for the feedback everybody! My only hesitation is that both of my chain Petstores have only CT or VT females. I would prefer to have a HM female if I could...Honestly, the females have been a bit slim. I'm thinking of starting a sorority soon, so perhaps, I will find one when I do that. :)
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #10 
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Check out Aquabid - sure they are more expensive and you have to pay for shipping BUT... Better quality, plus depending on where you are they may be close by anyways.
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