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Old 06-13-2012, 03:14 PM   #1 
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Is this a crooked spine?

Hello all.

I am in the market for a nice double tail. I can't believe how hard it is to find an American bred one. Anyway, I've been searching aquabid and this particular fish is not American bred but it caught my eye, but something is bothering me. Is this what a DT is supposed to look like or is does it have a crooked spine? I guess I just don't really know what to look for and would like some advise.

Is this correct?


Or is this?


What about this?
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #2 
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Uh.... I don't know how to just get the fish's pix.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #3 
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i think it is just because it is kinda hard (or not hard at all) to get a good quality DBT, that there is some deformities to go wrong with a DBT like lobing and body length. there might be others but i could be completely wrong (don't think my opinion is right)
or it could be just a spooning, and dish problem

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Old 06-13-2012, 05:30 PM   #4 
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the first one has a pretty nasty hunch back....

the second one looks pretty good, and that female is just adorable....

the first one has amazing colors, but as i said, that back is pretty hunched...
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #5 
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i forgot about hunch backs >.<
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #6 
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Both the first and last picture, they have crooked spines, though for a DT, the last female is very nice because she is not that bad and it won't affect the fry as much as the first male would.

So the second an ale and female in the third picture are breeding quality.

Also Luimeril, that second one is a male.

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #7 
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How annoying lol. I want to specialize in double tails but I can't start out with crooked stock. I actually bought the female and wanted to bid on the 2nd male but someone else made the first bid. Anyway, I just thought it was crazy how many hunch backs there are out there. I don't like them.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #8 
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All the DT I've seen have had dinky backs. Must be a genetic predisposition.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #9 
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Actually, the curved spine is just in the genes of DTs. Not all, but most. DTs are known to have these curved spines and are one of the tail types that have the most deformities. Also the whole double tail gene in one is a deformity. DTs is no longer a deformity because they eventually perfected the tail type to make it look nice.

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All the DT I've seen have had dinky backs. Must be a genetic predisposition.
Well I've seem quite a few nice DTs. There are few in certain places, but some of the best even lobed ones are from Thailand. If your willing to import, I've also seen many DTs on a seller's auctions. They are really nice as well with great color. Marbles actually.

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How annoying lol. I want to specialize in double tails but I can't start out with crooked stock. I actually bought the female and wanted to bid on the 2nd male but someone else made the first bid. Anyway, I just thought it was crazy how many hunch backs there are out there. I don't like them.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #10 
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The first DT looks very...squished for some reason. The second one reminds my of a HMDT xD and the third is adorable and my opinion looks better than the first~

But I'm no expert....
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