2nd - Nice, neat rays. His topline is nice and not bending. Ventrals are long as his anal fin as well. He has a 180* spread, right?
3rd - 180* spread. His topline is spooning a little. His rays are a little messy, hard water?
I don't like the first (for breeding) because of his back spooning a little and no 180* spread. I know the 180* spread is a little hard to find in CTs but it is a major fault if he doesn't have it. His ventrals also don't look much CT.
But they are some fine CTs if I must say.
I'm still learning about the faults and necessities so anyone who's more knowledgeable can correct me. :)
Personally, # 1 or 3.. 1 has a bigger spread, can see it go up behind the dorsal more (the way he's holding it makes it look less), 3 has a nice spread too.. both have spoon heads, and so does the female so you will need to work that out of the line as you go.
Thx guys, I realized that in terms of form and finnage, these candidates are not the best, I'm just interested because they carry marble and "dragon" gene, And based on what u guys said...probably I'll go with no.3, true his rays are "weak", so I will try to work on colors first, then later improve form and finnage by crossing to better form, probably my crossray line. :)
They aren't dragons, were one of the parents dragons? You will doubtfully get any dragons as neither of the parents have strong dragon genes, if any at all.
no they aren't, but they do have "dragon" gene, I know the possibility is quite slim, I intend to use this line-to-be as "intermediate" or a "bridge" between my " "color focus" line and "form focus" line :)
1 is the best overall IMO, strong rays, good reduction in webbing between rays, good spread, really nice dorsal. None of them have great toplines, but that can be worked on. If they all hold the dragon gene, then I would work with the best formed male which IMHO is the first one