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Old 09-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #11 
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I don't know what the real term is but there's definitely something going on badly with her topline
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #12 
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I absolutly love the male but I agree something is odd about her topline it just looks off kinda.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #13 
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Most if that spawn looked funky. Lol, the top lines weren't very nice from any of them that I saw from that seller.. I know where you bought them from Babystarz. The seller was selling them on AB
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Well, see how she is kinda lumpy on top between her nose and dorsal fin? It should be smooth and slightly curved.... I think :P
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #15 
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Let me find an example of a good top line on a female
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #16 
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This is a female with a good top line. Ignore the nip on her dorsal fin.. She got in a fight with her sis

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #17 
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Yep yep they were from AB. Do you guys know the likelihood of her passing it on? I mean, what percentage of the fry could inherit hers instead of their dad's? I am planning to breed the babies to each other or the dad so hopefully it would be bred out of successive generations if I select for good toplines.

Edit: Yeah I do see the difference... the good topline curves down a little toward the mouth and my female does not have that, she's almost rounded over that area.

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:29 PM   #18 
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I'd say you have a 50-50 chance of the babies getting that top line from their mother, of course I don't know what the rest of the spawn she came out of looks like, that could increase or decrease the percentage.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #19 
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I did choose these females for their beautiful color and robustness overall, so form is a secondary consideration. But I don't want it to be so poor in their offspring that it distracts from good color and fins. I guess as long as there will be some babies who inherit their Dad's topline (and fins for the males) that's all I would need to breed another generation.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #20 
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You never know, you may get lucky and have more with a good top line, or like me with my first spawn when I got all females with no ventrals! Just the luck of the (genetic) draw.
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