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Old 03-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #1 
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extended reds?

I was reading about how to breed yellow bettas and the article mentioned extended reds, what exactly is this? Does anyone have a example?

I'd like to learn breeding and though I'd give my yellow and lavender bi color a try but I need to find a good mate for him. Looking to create more yellow.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:41 AM   #2 
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The original classic red is rather dark - cherry red. Extended red is a bright lighter red color. Take a look at Betta Splendens - Half Moon, Double Tail, Crown Tail Bettas - Color definitions & genetics
scroll down to "extended red"

Yellow is often created by crossing red cambodian (no irid at all) to an extended red. The cambodian must carry Non Red (NR) and blond genes which aren't visible physically.
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Figures the one color I really like (yellow) is actually a color I don't care for (red) lol.
I'll just try and locate a nice yellow female. Thanks for your help.
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Sorry the link didn't load. I'll try again

This is about color in general:
Betta Splendens - Half Moon, Double Tail, Crown Tail Bettas - Color definitions & genetics

This is about red - extended red:
Betta Splendens - Half Moon, Double Tail, Crown Tail Bettas - Red and Extended Red

This is about Yellow:
Betta Splendens - Half Moon, Double Tail, Crown Tail Bettas - Taking the Mystery out of Yellow

Breeding yellow to yellow will fade the intensity and make it pale. To retain vibrant yellow, you will always have to cross them to other supporting colors like extended red and red cambodian.
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