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Old 06-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #1 
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Would this be a good male plakat to breed?

This is Owl. I've had him for almost a year now and he was bought really young as a VT female. I was wondering if its too late to breed him and if he has good qualities for a breeding male. Please give me all your suggestions and advice. :)

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Edited: Does this work now?

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #2 
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Can't see the pic.
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It's a video on photobucket.

Edit: But here's a picture of him.


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It doesn't show up.
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Does the photo help? Hopefully I can get the video working.
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IMO flaring photos are better then videos.

Personally, I wouldn't breed him. He has a small tail (unbalanced fins), messy color, and an anal that curves. If you really want to, I would breed him to a well formed hmpk female.

Age doesn't matter as much as health/energy does.
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Ok, I was just curious. And, I took a video because he never sits still and flares.
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He has some real nice potential -

He is a roundtail/regular PK, which can be changed easily enough in a couple generations by bringing in a really nice HMPK female, but she will need to have to be near perfect 180 spread. If not, then the offspring can bring in another HMPK male with the correct spread to one of the female fry. IF you want HMPK.

He has a really nice dorsal and anal fin - there are some short rays, but with the right girl that can be fixed as well. A decent topline, vents are a little thin, but nice and long.

Color can be improved a little as well.. get rid of the grizzle going on, etc.

With the perfect female you can start a nice line with him.. but will take a few generations to get all the little faults out of him and in the end, it may not be with the time, energy and money trying to do so when having a better male to begin with would be more effective.

He's not a "bad" fish, and is workable if you really want to breed him.

As for the "almost a year" age, that's fine.. they will breed for a few years with no problem :)
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Thanks! :) Do you think you can possibly browse Aquabid for me an pick out what you would think a suitable female would be? I'm going to look, but I want to have a pretty good image in my mind of what I'm striving for.

For instance, would this be a good female? She's got 10 rays an a nice form, IMO.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1371545651

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Or maybe this girl?

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