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Old 04-29-2011, 09:19 AM   #1 
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Genetics Question

Ill start off by saying, by no means do I plan to breed anytime soon, if even at all. Im just getting back into bettas from a long break, and will just enjoy keeping them right now. So I placed a bid on the awesome betta below, and hopefully Ill get him. Ive seen bettas like him with an all black body, a black fire betta. Im wondering what female he would have to spawn with to produce fry with black bodies and red/orange fins like his? Is it something that would have to be done over a few generations? Im new to betta genetics, and just curios if anyone had an answer.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:01 PM   #2 
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well he does have dragon in him so the black body would have to be accuired after generations to get the dragon out of the line. but personally i like the dragon in him. good luck .hope you get him.
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Thanks for the reply, I like the dragon in him too. Now what if I wanted to produce fry with darker red fins than him? Would he have to spawn with a super red female? Sorry, these questions might sound pretty newb, I'm just curious about betta genetics.
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if you bred himm with a red bodyed female you might risk ruining the black body of the fry. but if you breed him with a female with dark red fins and a black body. then you will be good. and its okay. we were all newbs at one point and i still am newbish.
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I'd risk ruining the body even if I wanted to keep the dragon colored body? If the female had a red body, but also had dark red fins.
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idk exactly but i would wait for one of the more professional breeders but thats wat i know.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:22 PM   #7 
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It would save you so much time if you just purchase a fish with the black body and red fins that you desire.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #8 
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I forgot to mention that NIB Betta has a spawn of bettas that might interest you. I'm not sure if any are for sale yet though.
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That's a good point, my bid won on the male I posted, there was a black fire male that was amazing, but I got outbid. They seem a little hard to come by. But yep, I checked out NIB Bettas thread.
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Nib Betta has some gorgeous fry.
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