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Old 05-01-2011, 12:46 PM   #11 
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An F2 is a second generation like previously said. However, if the male you choose for the female is a sibling then the spawn you would have would be an F2 already.

Basically you take two unrelated fish and spawn them. That spawn is an F1 (basically there's no "inbreeding"). You take fish from the F1 spawn and either spawn them with siblings or back to the parents. The spawn resulting from those breedings would be F2s (at least that is how I understand it). And so on and so forth. You normally want to start looking for out crosses by F5 or F6 I believe.
I was going off plants for my comparison. Brain fart. Fish =/= plants. But yes - that sounds right.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:49 PM   #12 
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Ok, I understand now. Thank you for explaining that! Here is a side view of my female.



She looks pretty straight to me, but I don't want to chance it with Bach #1... I can find another fish. I had wanted another betta from the same breeder, pictured here:



(But I was outbid.)

To hopefully make babies similar to this: (This was March's photo contest winner- Monroe0704)

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Old 05-01-2011, 01:03 PM   #13 
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You would probably have some decently finned fry if you paired that female with the first male however I think the 3rd male would be your best choice.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:39 PM   #14 
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I'm just drooling over the Plakats...don't mind me.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #15 
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haha :) They are becoming a favorite of mine.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:17 PM   #16 
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I was just looking at #3 on aquabid this morning. He's the first "tiger PK" that actually looks like a tiger. I agree with 1fish2fish, he has the best fins and of the 4 is your safest choice :)
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