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Old 06-19-2012, 11:17 AM   #1 
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what the?!half sun?

Just wondering what on earth a half sun is?confused-how would one go about creating one etc?I thought it was half moon?
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #2 
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Breeding CT x HM is commonly called a HALF SUN -- Combtail Halfmoon. This is a very beautiful type.

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Old 06-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #3 
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yes halfsun are offsprings of spawning a halfmoon to crowntail :) amazing fish if you like HM and CTs as your best
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:05 PM   #4 
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Thats amazing!That picture is soooo pretty!I read somewhere that they're "not desirable" not sure what this means?Is it just not a desirable trait in terms of showing etc, or do people not like them?
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #5 
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They're just combtails. I used to work on em but fins sucked so I scrapped the project.

It seems to be a common goal for people who won't invest in a decent pair and just use whatever PetCo has to offer....
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:48 PM   #6 
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I've only seen one halfsun that I've ever liked-



Seems the branching, color and web reduction have to be just right for an attractive appearance. Some people call them rare, because it's only by chance that you'd get a fish with just the right amount of all three. IMHO too much of a hassle to work with, I also hate seeing people who cross two different fin types for the heck of it. (With the exception of a DT into a line for the purpose of improving fin base.)
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I've only seen one halfsun that I've ever liked-



Seems the branching, color and web reduction have to be just right for an attractive appearance. Some people call them rare, because it's only by chance that you'd get a fish with just the right amount of all three. IMHO too much of a hassle to work with, I also hate seeing people who cross two different fin types for the heck of it. (With the exception of a DT into a line for the purpose of improving fin base.)
Now that's a half sun right there! I haven't seen a half sun like that in a looong time and would love to see more of that
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #8 
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WOW THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!
I have seen that picture on google images before and thought it was a halfmoon with an uneven edge but I always liked it!If I were to work on creating a line of them, how hard would it be?
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Like kaden said the fins would be hassle but I'm sure with a lot of time and culling and being very picky on breeding pairs it can be done.
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Like kaden said the fins would be hassle but I'm sure with a lot of time and culling and being very picky on breeding pairs it can be done.
Exactly. Culling, culling and more culling. And even then, you'd probably still get sparatic web reduction. They sell for quite a lot when they turn out right, but IMHO it isn't worth all the dead fry.

Here's an "almost" half sun-

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