100% agree with inareverie85 and Maddybelle
Yes. These fish come straight from Karen's lines and her fish always do very well in shows, "heavy" branching or not. I'm not one to choose fish for breeding lightly and I will be selective even when Karen's fish are involved.
When you work with fish from an established line with no previous problems and solid fish, you can't go wrong.
As long as the fish can carry themselves well and don't go into (ugly) feathertail cathegory, I think a mild RT is beautiful.
My problem with RTs is when extreme characteristics show and when deformities start to show.
I also hate working with imports because (IME) are very weak fish, prone to illness, and bad spawners.
I've been keeping Karen's fish since 2009 and I ONLY keep/breed her fish. I have no need to look anywhere else and as long as she's breeding I will keep buying from her exclusively.
Here's a picture of my kids today at 9 weeks...
Last edited by vilmarisv; 10-30-2012 at 11:27 PM.