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Old 01-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #1 
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I am hoping one day to find July a HM girlfriend and breed him. But, I've been reading a lot up hear and i was wondering is July breeding worthy?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:20 PM   #2 
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Depends on what you are breeding for..

For show, no, because he has feathering on his fins - not desirable among breeders who are interested in showing/breeding.

For general pets, then sure :) With the right females you can work on getting the red/white/blue to pop out.. just may want to work on lessening the red wash in his anal fin, but that's my personal opinion.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #3 
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I agree with Myates. Feathers aren't desired and is a major fault to the fishy showy world. And the red wash goes, it's also a fault. His ventrals could get some work into it. He at least has the 180* spread. :)

He's beautiful besides the faults, I would be lucky to find him.
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That just shows the major difference between pet and show. I like the feathering lol
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #5 
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lol ok But, I dont want to breed him for show, I just want them for pets and to see how gorgeous his babies are. But in your personal opinion, I've seen a thread up here about how a fish should have been culled and how they shouldn't be breed to sell the babies to pet store, Do you think he is one of the ones that fall under that category?
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #6 
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Oh No someone on this thread (http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=126965) said it was bad to bread them, Is what they are saying true?
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Well, they're considered deformities to breeders. They usually have more physical faults because of their fins, they're too heavy so their back "churns". It's their top line slope, feathers are just the "mutts" of the HMs.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:00 PM   #8 
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Is his back churning, If those pics dont help i have albums also of him
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #9 
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His slope is alright, there have been bad cases. If he was breed by a good breeder, he wouldn't have been culled. But, he wouldn't have been shown either. He's perfect as a pet. :)
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Not being shown is fine with me, just as long as he wouldn't be culled, so im guessing it will be a bad idea to breed him
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