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Old 05-14-2012, 03:55 PM   #1 
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Are either of these good for breeding?

I'm not planning on breeding for months yet, but I just wonder what faults (or perfections) my current two boys have. I have no females yet, but I'll be obtaining them based on which male I'll breed.

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(couldn't get him to flare. Seems pretty uninterested in the mirror or anything else. Raph flares at his food before he eats it. lol)

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:26 PM   #2 
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I don't see the photos, could you repost them?
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #3 
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I'll try them as attachments. The first 3 are Raph, they last three are Rev.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #4 
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Not for a first timer. Creating a VT line is too difficult due to their extensive genetics. I recommend you buy a nice pair from a breeder.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #5 
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Lol.
Thanks MrV. ^.^
But say... for an experienced one? What are their issues and whatnot? I'm kinda curious now.
But I'll keep an eye out for a pair from a breeder that catches my eye. ;3
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hehe, me too XP
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #7 
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VTs are a complete crap shoot. I have no idea where to start with mine.

Their genetic backgrounds are such a mess it'll take generations to clear them up.

Fin wise would need to adhere to a VT standard which, so far, only the Netherlands has with the bettas4all standard (non IBC).

Since I am yet to breed a VT pair I have no information regarding an ideal one. Very few people are working on it.

The last reason is that no one wants a VT. They're way too difficult to sell and you'll be stuck with hundreds on unwanted bettas. A nice HM or HMPK pair from a breeder is much wiser choice. With bettas you get what you pay for. $6 on a VT pair will get you $3 worth of fish. $45+ on a nice show pair will get you $20ish per fish if you're lucky.

IMO, only experienced breeders who are serious about it should be working on VTs.
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