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Old 03-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #11 
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So you realise you are now the mom of my dream fish, right? I really want a dragon scale bi-color (blue/yellow) x marble HMPK. Since I know it exists and is alive, I am in total love with him.

Where did you buy him? I think most large chain pet stores like petsmart and petco get theirs from USA breeders which means he might be about 4-5 months old. One lps here gets theirs shipped from Malaysia and they come in closer to a year old. SO it's more up to an experienced breeder to give you a better accurate age than me. :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #12 
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his age? can't tell, but if I have to guess, I say less than a year. size can be very deceiving though. flaring is optional, it's just cause u said "he doesnt look all like... impressive when he flares like the fancy HMPKs on AB", well from the pics, looks like his fins are quite "wide" and probably his caudal is potentially capable of reaching the 180 degree spread, but it's up to you of course. All in all, I still think his color will eventually looks greater than that if u take care and feed him well :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:07 PM   #13 
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So you realise you are now the mom of my dream fish, right? I really want a dragon scale bi-color (blue/yellow) x marble HMPK. Since I know it exists and is alive, I am in total love with him.

Where did you buy him? I think most large chain pet stores like petsmart and petco get theirs from USA breeders which means he might be about 4-5 months old. One lps here gets theirs shipped from Malaysia and they come in closer to a year old. SO it's more up to an experienced breeder to give you a better accurate age than me. :)
I bought him at our local petland. And thank you. If I ever decided to breed I could probably sell you a baby :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #14 
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his age? can't tell, but if I have to guess, I say less than a year. size can be very deceiving though. flaring is optional, it's just cause u said "he doesnt look all like... impressive when he flares like the fancy HMPKs on AB", well from the pics, looks like his fins are quite "wide" and probably his caudal is potentially capable of reaching the 180 degree spread, but it's up to you of course. All in all, I still think his color will eventually looks greater than that if u take care and feed him well :)
Okay so I held a mirror to him again today. He wiggled a lot more and flare his tail a lot and his gills a little :) so would he be good breeding quality if I ever decided to breed him? Thank you btw :)
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #15 
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So I just got home and checked on him. His colors have returned like they were in the petstore and immediatly he swam over to greet me. I held a mirror to him again for a few seconds and he looks at it and pecks himself and wiggles but still no flare... is this because he could be stressed? or is he just not the aggressive flaring type? hmmm :P
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #16 
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Okay so this is sorta my brag thread so I figured id post some new pics for those who are interested :D
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Sorry the pics arnt great...i was fiddling around with my phone camera :P
Also he looks super dull in these pics (His colors really pop in person)
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I don't know. If his tank is warm and he is eating fine I wouldn't be concerned but generally when a fish returns to the colors they were in the petstore, it means they are gone pale which is a bad thing. Did you mean pale?
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The only way to truly know their age is to dissect the ear bone.
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No I mean he was super bright and his blue really popped in his little bowl in the petstore. This petstore generally takes good care of their fish so im thinking he was pretty content (as content he can be in a tiny cup) But then when i moved him he got really pale and now hes back to his normal colors.
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The only way to truly know their age is to dissect the ear bone.
ahhh i see. Well i wont be doing that at all :p
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