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Old 05-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #1 
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Critique Needed

So I have been eyeing this boy for quite some time and I am considering purchasing him just to have him as extra blood for my blue line. I would love to hear all of your thoughts and opinions on him ( I can get a sibling female with him as well.)

From what I can see he is nicely balanced but I will be breeding him to a 4-ray female to make those first rays longer and stronger because they are pretty darn stubby. I love his ventrals and his anal is nice and short which I am really finicky about.




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Old 05-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #2 
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he looks decent enough. Nice blending from fin to fin and really nice color.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #3 
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He looks great, balanced fins, and perfect ventrals. You need to reduce his rays to make the fins look nice and neat. Pairing him to a 4 ray female should do the trick. If possible work on making his dorsal and anal lean forward. If you don't get any good candidates from his offspring, try introducing DT genes - that has long front ray dorsal.

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He"s very pretty.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:18 PM   #5 
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So I may have found a female to complement him nicely, she is a HMPK female and she seems to hit all the notes nicely, what do you think?



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P.S. I noticed that short first dorsal ray, I was thinking I may get a good female for him out of my spawn that is growing out but I would like to have another blue female anyways just for back up
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:43 PM   #6 
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So I found a female I like even better, here is her photo.



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Old 05-30-2012, 11:57 PM   #7 
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I like the male. He has good finnage and I, like you, especially love the fact his anal isn't long. Though his back seems to have a bit of a hunch to it.

I like that second female too, she's a marble though. So if you get her she's probably going to change colors a bit. The marble gene is dominant in fry too, I believe.
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I wouldnt use either of the female
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:23 PM   #9 
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Could you tell me why you would not use them? I am still learning so any advice is appreciated. I looked at HM females and many of them have extensive branching so that is why I was looking into HMPK females, also I notice now the females I chose have 2 ray branching but good spread, the second one with the better spread but seems to be influenced by something other than blue.

I was thinking of using the female I have now but I do not want to use her because after her first branching (which is nice and long) it becomes very extensive and could possibly lead to rosetail if I bred her to him.

If any of you have been browsing Aquabid and see a good female
I would love to look at her. Trying to learn female conformation better.

Thank you all for your help so far, it is appreciated

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Old 05-31-2012, 01:29 PM   #10 
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Those are more of a tradiction Pk
Round edge
Uneven ray
It will get kind of messy if u cross those two
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