Originally Posted by trilobite
Also weak peduncle and messy masking. To get away from rosetail breed to a fish that has 4 ray branching.
You will lose more than you gain. In my experience spawns favor the females heavily. So, breeding HM's you need to look at more than the rays. Still prefer a good 8 ray with long length. If you have a 4 ray make sure she can give 180 spread and has long rays in the tail. She should be much better than the male on all accounts.
This fish has a lot of color.. everywhere. Will take a long time to produce showable fish from him. If you want to breed for fun.. fine. But if show quality is desired, he is not worth breeding.