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Old 11-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #1 
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Possible Pairings?

Hi Everybody!

I'm kinda new to this forum but I've been keeping Bettas for awhile now, but I've never attempted breeding any bettas. However, I would love to try breeding them and I'm unsure of which bettas would make a better couple.

This is the male that I really want to breed (let's just call him Male 1):





(The one on the left)



However, I can't choose between 2 females for him to breed with.

Female 1 has a body color that is more similar to Male 1 but the color of the fins are far different from Male 1's.


Female 2 has a body color that is different from the Male 1, but the fins have a more similar color.



Can someone advice me on which be a better pairing for my male 1?



Also, I have another male (male 2). May I know if it's compatible with either one of my females?



Cheers!
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #2 
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I'd do female 2 with male 1. Female two has a better dorsal and spread than female one.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #3 
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+1 VictorP. They have better finnage.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:50 AM   #4 
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Thanks for the advice guys. Also, I'm wondering, what would the body color of the offsprings of male 1 and female 2 be like? Would it be similar to the male's or the female's?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 AM   #5 
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I agree with Victor. Female 2 and Male 1. These are the fish with the best overall finnage.

The colors you will see can also depend on the parents of your fish. If you do not know the parents you do not know what else they may be carrying genetically.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #6 
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Color outcome is hard to determine because: 1. they're not a base color - they are a mixture of colors which means a mixture of genes. 2. don't know their genetic background

Assuming that the two females are sisters, so female #2 should also have dragon genes but influenced by marbling (the jumping gene which makes colors change). So fry should be more like daddy in the end.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #7 
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Hey guys, thanks for all the advice but I'm sad to say that Male 1 has passed away. Rather disappointed as he's been the male that I wanted to breed all along.. :(
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #8 
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M1 + F2

Maybe it's just not a good pic, but I don't like F1s finnage.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:55 AM   #9 
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Boogers!
I just read the last post!
I'm sorry, hon... He really was a splendid boy
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