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View Poll Results: Bachelor number one, or bachelor number two?
Blue/White Piebald 19 61.29%
Blue Butterfly 12 38.71%
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:26 AM   #11 
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I'm going to put them in the spawning tanks this evening, with the female in a chimney. I still haven't decided 100%... still time to vote!
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #12 
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The second male seems to have better conformation but the piebald has really nice color. Either way you should get some nice fry. Maybe try flipping a coin if you really can't decide?
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:17 PM   #13 
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Good luck with whomever you choose!

I'm still rooting for the butterfly. I LOVE the piebald but keep in mind you might not get any fry with that coloring at all so are you willing to give up finnage in hopes that you luck out and get that color? It's a coin toss LOL
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:12 PM   #14 
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If the blue males are siblings, you may get marbles either way. Unfortunately marbles are rather unpredictable so you may not get any "piebalds".
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:23 PM   #15 
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Love the piebald!
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #16 
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Well, as for the butterfly, I know that he carries normal red, even though he doesn't show any red at all. His offspring with the yellow female are multi butterflies, half of them turquoise and half blue.



The piebald is completely unknown.

Maybe I'll let them decide. I'll divide one of my 2.5 gallons in three, put the female in the middle, and a male on each end. Whoever makes the best nest/shows the most interest, wins.

I reserve the right to decide by other, arbitrary means if I so choose

I also have this dude. I like him a lot, but I don't want to throw that red back into a nice blue female.



And then there's this guy. At first I thought he was a bit too small for her, but he's really growing on me, and it might be worth giving him a shot. He's got a wavy ray in the middle of his caudal, but has nice spread even when he's not flaring fully.

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Old 04-19-2011, 01:27 PM   #17 
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If the blue males are siblings, you may get marbles either way. Unfortunately marbles are rather unpredictable so you may not get any "piebalds".
No, they are not siblings.

The problem is, I want to spawn them all, but I only have room for three spawning tanks! The first two pairs, the yellow butterfly and the mustard gas, are my priority.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #18 
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No, they are not siblings.

The problem is, I want to spawn them all, but I only have room for three spawning tanks! The first two pairs, the yellow butterfly and the mustard gas, are my priority.
LOL. I know what you mean.

The second male looks nice (OHM). I love his dorsal and I don't think that wavy ray is genetic so he's a good alternative.

I noticed that your blue males are rather dippy/spoon headed (except the one with some red - incl. your 1st yellow). You may want to breed that out in your next generation.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:57 PM   #19 
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The second male babies will be very standard for butterflies I'd say he's your best bet but I love he face in the male before him
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:26 AM   #20 
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Really hard choice, but I have to go for the second pair. I think the female looks amazing.

Great pics!
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