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Old 11-06-2010, 11:39 PM   #1 
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Possible new male...Need your help!

Well currently I have four 2 week old fry, and and a new batch that hatched today. I'm going to be using these fry to start my line later on. However while these guys are growing out (I plan to mix the fry in around 2-4 weeks) I want another pair spawn.The problem is my pastel male is REALLY aggressive(He beat up two of my females in spawning attempts) and my MG male is kind of small, so I'm going to let him grow a bit more before I try to spawn him. But before then I want to get a new male from a completely different line,just so I can mess around with genetics a bit.

Here's some fish I've been eyeing....

Purple Copper BF Halfmoon...
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1289190648


Multi-colored HMPK
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1289197387

Light Bodied Multi-colored HMPK
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1289630405

Blue BF Halfmoon
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1289292542

"Cello" Marble Halfmoon
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1289694465

I really like the finnage on these guys (Which is why I chose them) but since I'm not really set on a color, I can't decide . So if I do get one male, which one would you be more interested in getting fry from? Again the male I buy (If I buy one) will be a breeder so please take quality into consideration.

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Old 11-07-2010, 12:40 AM   #2 
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They're all so pretty! I like #1 and 3 the best.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:52 AM   #3 
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I really like the color on 1!
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:03 AM   #4 
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Yeah, I love the copper.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:11 AM   #5 
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I really like #1 as well
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:16 AM   #6 
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The first two have scale faults which I would try to avoid. I think the first one looks better than the second as far as the faults are concerned.

I like the fins on the first one but I think the color could be better. As far as the butterfly edging goes you want as even a spread as possible (for show you really want a 50-50 split) all the edges should line up on all the fins. In that respect the other butterfly (number 4) is better.

Number two looks decent (besides the scale faults) but the pattern needs a little work.

Number three has decent fins but isn't quite an HMPK. It almost looks like a female to me

Number 4 looks decent but I would email the seller and ask if there is any way she can get a picture of him flaring. You really can't tell anything about his finnage from that picture. Like I said before though, his pattern is really nice and crisp which is good.

Number 5 looks nice except for the ventrals.. which look too skinny IMO.


All in all I think the best ones are either number 1 or number 4. I still would like to see a picture of the 4th one flaring.

For their prices they're all pretty decent fish.
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:49 AM   #7 
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Just curious how old is your pastel guy. He might be too young for breeding if he's that aggressive. Wait a month or two before trying him again.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:30 AM   #8 
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I like #1 best because of its form and color ( not much to fix).
#2 is OK, but color pattern needs fixing.
the rest no.

What form and or color are you trying to achieve? As a starter, it's best to use solid colors of the same tail type. Sometimes it's difficult to breed out undesired colors. So IMO it's best to breed in colors/patterns when you have a line you're satisfied with.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:48 AM   #9 
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Thanks for the input you guys! I'm really liking the copper male. If I do get a new male,it might be him.However I'll keep looking.

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Just curious how old is your pastel guy. He might be too young for breeding if he's that aggressive. Wait a month or two before trying him again.
He's around 4.5 months old...
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #10 
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Also guys,if you know of any breeders that are currently selling for good/fair prices could you please link me to them? Thanks. :)
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