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Old 06-05-2013, 04:12 AM   #11 
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Is that because the "marbling" gene that causes the "randomization" of the color of the scales would be carried on in the offspring and always appear but in random ways?

I mean to me its seems like those would be perfect to use. not many differations in colors. like how some bettas could have a red splash, and to get rid of it u breed with yellow. but then geesh doesn't that effect the other colors? just always seems to be something to always fix not just a perfect end result.
Once marble is in its hard to get out. Especially if you want to work with solid colours.
Cull hard and select breeders carefully is the best way to get good coloured fish.
Select fish with less red wash,or use red loss gene and work out the clear wash. Easiest way is to start with 2 good fish
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Is marbling attained randomly? or is there a stategy that works everytime?

Also dragonscale is from a cross of metallic right? (might be the opposite)

How soon do either traits breed out? or can they carry on for awhile?
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If you want a solid (marble free) line, never introduce marble. You will have a very hard time getti rid of it. It's not obtained randomly, its like any other color pattern, you need to introduce the genetics to get it. Dragonscale is related to metallic but they are two very different things.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #14 
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I would breed with the blue male. To save myself time, I will reiterate what Trilobite said (especially since he said what I was going to anyways). Just get a super girl and you have yourself a winning combo! (:
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:44 PM   #15 
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I will reiterate what Trilobite said (especially since he said what I was going to anyways)
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:11 AM   #17 
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Haha no worries theres no way to tell my gender and I guess my avatar looks kinda boyish so it was a pretty good assumption
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:12 AM   #18 
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Haha no worries theres no way to tell my gender and I guess my avatar looks kinda boyish so it was a pretty good assumption
Naw...I've just played way too many mmorpgs...I'm usually under the assumption that everyone is a guy unless they tell me otherwise. Finding a girl who plays mmorpgs is a rarity...but its always a beautiful thing when you do. xD
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #19 
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Matt, are those yours or are you considering buying?
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Red boy looks like he's got a spoon head. Both have good dorsal with good forward thrust. The red ones caudal could be straighter edged and the blue ones caudal is rounded. Both have multiple tipped ventrals, blues anal is tipped like u said Matt. Blue boy also has metallic bleed.
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