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Old 06-26-2012, 01:03 AM   #1 
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selection question

I have a hmpk female, hope to find a compatible boy for her. Besides another hmpk male or hm male what other tail types would make a nice pairing with this female?
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:47 AM   #2 
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It greatly depends on what your goals are, but I don't recommend crossing a hmpk with a hm. You will end up with HMPK that have extra long fins- too long to be HMPK, too short to be considered HM. Not at all desirable. You should choose one or the other. The only time I approve of crossing two completely different tail types is breeding a DT into a line for the purpose of broader dorsals and anals. It's taken decades to produce our different forms; you shouldn't breed them and jumble them up.

What is the genotype / phenotype of your girl? What color are you striving for?

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #3 
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First off I do not have any HM males at all, so that is good.

she is all white hmpk, I did have a mate for her but he did not survive long probably due to the shipment from thailand.

So I have these options:

hmpk salamander dumbo ears
hmpk red dragon

double tail male colors are:

Lavender
pie bald blue and white
mustard gas
red marble

Color really does not matter at this point, I am very fond of all white but my two white males I have both are vt but one looks like he could have some hm
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #4 
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Are your Dthmpk,dtpk or just Dt????
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:48 PM   #5 
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Just double tails.

Also when you have a male in the tank and the female in the jar and he is not building a nest at all is that a sign they are not compatible?

I don't want to let her out if he is not interested so I can try another male.

The male I am trying is more interested in me when I come into the room than he is her.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #6 
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To answer your question, no. Just because the male doesn't make a nest doesn't mean he isn't interested. Some males will even build the bubblenest as they are spawning and putting the eggs in the nest.

To tell if the male is not interested in the female paired is mostly by not paying any attention to her. Like not flaring, swimming toward her, or even having no interest in chasing her are signs of the male or female being interested in their paired mate.

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Just double tails.

Also when you have a male in the tank and the female in the jar and he is not building a nest at all is that a sign they are not compatible?

I don't want to let her out if he is not interested so I can try another male.

The male I am trying is more interested in me when I come into the room than he is her.
There is never "just" DT. DT has to be crossed with something. It's either long finned DT or short finned DT. And even then they were crossed with a tail type. DT is like a color.

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Are your Dthmpk,dtpk or just Dt????
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:12 PM   #7 
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If u really want to get anal about dt
Any tail image can be Dt expect st
So let met count
Pkdtct, dtct
Hmpkdt,hmdt, pkdt
Spade tail Dt,vtdt
Any other long fin I class them as dt
Like the delta n superd
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #8 
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So I have listed the males I have. The only two I know for sure are the two including her from Thailand. The HMPK Dumbo Ears and the HMPK dragon and she is a HMPK.

My other boys are store bought so I don't know the background of them only what I see them as right now.

Which one would you try pairing her with?
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:54 AM   #9 
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If you want to possibly create more whites, pair her to the red dragon. You should at least get regular white (opaque), and platinum white (sort of golden/pearl white).
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:24 PM   #10 
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So she has been with the red dragon since last night. He does have a nice nest made, she is hiding but there is no aggression thank goodness. So as of tonight it will be 1 day they have been together. If say nothing happens by Saturday morning should I remove them or leave them?

That is very interesting about the pairing of these two colors, I though I would end up if they do pair up with all red dragons.

Genetics is so interesting, it will take forever in a day to understand it all I guess.
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