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Old 05-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #1 
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Melanos

As for females, I know they are infertile.
What about a Bicolor gene melano female. Say, a butterfly or a dragonscale.
Would they still be infertile?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:30 PM   #2 
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I'm not really sure. But considering that they are not "pure", thus they should be fertile - specially the dragon scale.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:02 AM   #3 
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If you are breeding for black.. find the more charcoal colored females. Avoid other colors, especially the irids [blue/gree/steel] and don't get marble mixed in.

The black finned blue bodied fish currently called melano is actually a bi-colored fish. And sould not be termed melano. A true melano is a pitch black fish.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #4 
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Superblack females are fertile and if you look hard enough, you can find pure black fish with little or no iridesence
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If you are breeding for black.. find the more charcoal colored females. Avoid other colors, especially the irids [blue/gree/steel] and don't get marble mixed in.

The black finned blue bodied fish currently called melano is actually a bi-colored fish. And sould not be termed melano. A true melano is a pitch black fish.
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but since the subject was mentioned. . .
What is the difference between a pitch black melono and a super black? The melanos I've seen most often have blue sheen on them with rather dull black. The pitch black ones are often labelled super black.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:04 AM   #6 
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but since the subject was mentioned. . .
What is the difference between a pitch black melono and a super black? The melanos I've seen most often have blue sheen on them with rather dull black. The pitch black ones are often labelled super black.
Superblack uses the coppergenes so the females are fertile as far as I know.

What would a black bodied silver scaled male plakat be considered.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:05 AM   #7 
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I think all those fall under copper, I am not sure.
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