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Old 05-27-2010, 04:31 PM   #1 
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Question black female crowntails

hi so i was told that the majority of black female crowntails are sterile, is this true? im getting one along with 2 halfmoon females and im just curious
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:08 PM   #2 
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I have a melano (black) male and while trying to look up his coloring I read that a lot of the melano females are sterile so it is hard to create melano babies so they have to bring in some other colors to true to broaden the gene pool to help create more melanos.

scroll down to the black/melano color:

http://watershed3.tripod.com/types.html
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:58 PM   #3 
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Yes, I've heard that as well. Normally I hear of people breeding a steel or royal blue female to a melano male.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:01 PM   #4 
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Steel blue females carry melano genes, and steel blue females aren't sterile.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:58 PM   #5 
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So does that mean all Black Female Bettas? Like the Black Orchid?
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:24 AM   #6 
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So does that mean all Black Female Bettas? Like the Black Orchid?


I think it said Melano X Black Lace tends to create fertile offspring in the link above that I saw, so I dunno if ALL black females are infertile, but probably the majority I am guessing. I dunno enough about betta genetics to know how to produce a black orchid so maybe?? I'm not sure :P
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From what I've read (someone correct me if I'm wrong), its only melano females that are infertile.
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:50 AM   #8 
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ahhh, i don't know, but you are probably right.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:53 PM   #9 
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Oh okay. I did more research and it is just the Black Melano Females that are infertile.
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