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Old 07-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #1 
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Smile wha color ladies sould i use?

so I bought some males yesterday... didn't mean to but I did and I want to breed them but Im not to sure what color females to use because ive never breed theses color males if you could let me know that would be great

this is my beautiful black Delta (Named Coal) I found at petsmart of all places! He has some awesome blue streaking threw his tail fin.


this is my white delta betta (Named Doc Holiday)


My Chocolate or Mustard Gas idk(Named Blaze) his fins are more blonde but the lighting sucks sorry for that
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #2 
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It depends on what color you want the fry to be... Keep in mind none of them are breeding quality.
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I don't plan on breeding the black one simply because he is a petsmart fish but the other two came from breeders an I bought them because of the simplicity
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #4 
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It depends on what color you want the fry to be... Keep in mind none of them are breeding quality.
Idk what colors would look good? I don't want the colors to come out muddy you know... Also how are they not breeding quality? not to sound rude or anything but I want to start from scratch not where someone left off and the males are just what I was looking for color an shape fin wise...

its just when I got them home it was Oh no! all I have is Cambodian females I don't what to breed these with males of this color, and I do have red dragon crown tail cross who looks amazing but she's too young only 2.5months
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:42 AM   #5 
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None have good fins and color. If you would like an in depth critique just ask.

Learn the genes before you mix tail types or colors. If you want fry that look like the parents, use similar colored parents.

Don't assume that just because a fish is from a breeder it's high quality.

Honestly, I understand that you want to start from scratch and not continue someone else's work, I feel the same way, but (to be blunt) do yourself a favor and start with high quality stock.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:48 AM   #6 
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yes please give me an in depth critique on each one.
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We need flaring pictures for that.
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ok i can do that... well the white one is scared of every thing so don't know how that will work out
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:18 AM   #9 
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Yeah we need flaring pics for a full critique but from what I can see is

White has uneven topline, poor spread, weak dorsal and looks like some iridescence covering his eye

Black has round tail, poor spread, weak dorsal

VT has uneven topline

I understand that good stock is very hard to come by at times and if I were you Id use the white since with the right girl, good selection and a few generations you could have some HMs
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #10 
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So while taking pictures it hit me! I've been breeding betas for 5 plus years now I have won numerous blue ribbons at betta shows from bettas whose parents and grandparents were rescues from wamart.... just because they don't meet YOUR "standards" doesn't mean their not breeding quality. you don't know what I'M looking for in a fish, I know my genetics to get perfect colors and fins,(I don't understand black and white bettas I'll admit that; never worked with them) so I'm done with this thread AND stop telling me my fish suck!

I did buy a female to go with my VT today should give me pink and purple bettas totally excited!
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