Originally Posted by MattsBettas
I would definatly make sure to breed him to the sibling that has he least red wash but still has good form.
I agree here!!! IF you can find a female with "yellow" wash, that tends to help get rid of the red wash.
What I saw the judges look for is the split...the closer the the peduncle the better (is that spelled right??? sp ck isn't underlining it...lol). He is short bodied, so the female needs to be longer bodied than he. Not all of his sister's will carry the DT gene, you will need to count the dorsal rays and find one with at least 12 dorsal rays...this is NOT counting the first 2 rays...those are spines/spikes that hold the dorsal up when flared.
Hope that helps, and good luck!!!