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Old 06-26-2011, 03:51 PM   #1 
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Female Qualities to Look For?

I am going to start keeping an eye out for an outstanding female for a future breeding to my cellophane marble male, Judah. He is a double tail.
What tail types would be most compatible with his, and what should I look for in females? I never trust the label on female bettas.
Also, which colors/patterns would compliment him best?

Here is my male.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #2 
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a black or blue marble halfmoon would probably be best. if a see any on aquabid i will post it on here.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:55 PM   #3 
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there is one breeder that i have bought many many betta breeders from. his name is richard but his aquabid name is chard56. he has one female on there. this is her. i have her sister and have bred her before.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1309722604
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #4 
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Just remember that DT is recessive so the first generation won't have any DT's. If you want DT's in the first generation you will need to find a female that carries the DT gene. Don't breed DT X DT though cuz you may end up with deformed fry.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #5 
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If your goal is get more doubletails, look for a singletail halfmoon female with 8 ray branching, at least 13 base rays in her dorsal fin with no bumps on her topline. The number of base rays of the dorsal seems to help identify females that carry doubletail. As far as color, if your male is a pet store find there is no way to know for certain his genetic background. You will save yourself so much time if you purchase a pair with the color and finnage your prefer from a reputable betta breeder that can tell you the genetic background of your fish.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:00 PM   #6 
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Here is a blue/black HM female that has the dt geno and it is the US.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1309842002
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #7 
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Thank you! I was thinking a halfmoon female would be best :)
How can I know for sure that a female is a halfmoon? Female tails are tricky to me.
I'd like to buy from aquabid eventually, but in the mean time I'll be keeping an out at my lfs.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:05 PM   #8 
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AB is better cos u know their gene history. Good luck!
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