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Old 10-31-2012, 05:10 PM   #1 
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How would the fry look with this combination?

I'm not really thinking of breeding my bettas, but I was just wondering how the fry would look if I did. Both bettas are from petsmart so they're not show quality, but I think they're pretty. What color and tail type do you think the fry would be?
Here's my girl, Celestia. She's a CT, but it's hard to tell in the picture.


Here's my male, Comet. He's a HM with a hint of turquoise depending on the light. His body is also blue, but it didn't show very well in the first pic. (He's also currently suffering from fin rot which is why his tail is ragged)


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Old 10-31-2012, 07:02 PM   #2 
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F1 generation will have spikes and are typically called combtails. You would need to breed 2 siblings togeather to get a better reduction in webbing to make a better crowntail.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:37 PM   #3 
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All would most likely be blue/red multi or blue with red wash. They'd be veiltails and maybe some deltas, with some web reduction.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #4 
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I don't think they'd be be veiltails but cocktails is a definite possibility.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:49 PM   #5 
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I don't think they'd be be veiltails but cocktails is a definite possibility.
Cocktail? I haven't heard of this, could you post a picture?

I tried google but this is all I found: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...QEwAw&dur=1740
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #6 
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So do you think the fry would be pretty, or would they be dull lesser quality bettas? I know they wouldn't be show bettas or anything, but would they be petstore quality?
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:44 PM   #7 
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So do you think the fry would be pretty, or would they be dull lesser quality bettas? I know they wouldn't be show bettas or anything, but would they be petstore quality?
dude, there's already plenty of mass-market farms putting out pet store bettas faster than dime store novels. if you set out to breed pet store quality fish, you're either gonna have a house full of jars or a spawn that's largely destined to go to horrible homes. aim for at least aquabid-quality fish. a good baseline could be to try to breed fish that are good enough that even the weakest non-culled fish will bring in at least $5-7 on AB or ebay. (i know that's a bit unrealistic, but shoot for that line, and you'll likely end up going further than you would if you settled for lower expectations)
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:32 AM   #8 
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I agree with the above post.
There's a lot of US breeders selling currently...check AB.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #9 
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combtails! dang auto correct
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #10 
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I'm not wanting to get into breeding and selling or anything. I know there's already tons of pet store bettas, so it would just be a waste to try and compete with bigger breeders. I just wanted to know how quality my bettas are and how good their fry would be.
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