Originally Posted by Myates
And my red/yellow HM pair isn't hitting it off right now, male needs some growth still.. show quality fins on both - but it will be weeks before I try to get them going once more.. so not in time for what you are wanting :( Sorry!
You could look for a super red to go with your yellow/orange so that way the colors won't fade - will get reds and oranges, possibly yellows. An orange + orange is fine, but breeding too much of the same color that is recessive like that tends to dull the colors. May want to check into it :) Ask Indjo (super knowledgeable on genetics/colorings).. that way it can open up the possibilities, as an orange can be trickier to find.
My male is such a vibrant orange, I don't think I'll need to cross in red for a few generations yet! Not to mention, over half of this spawn is looking red/cambodian. I'm really hoping to find a yellow or mustard gas with really strong rays.
I'm also considering switching gears and working with crowntails for a while, so if anyone has some interesting CTs, I'd be willing to wait a little bit for the right fish. Something that isn't red, black, or orchid.