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Old 07-25-2013, 02:07 AM   #1 
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Breeding double tails and getting even lobes

How does that work? I have a very pretty HMDT and his lobes look pretty darn close to even to me and his other fins are pretty decent. His only glaring issue is he has that short body that so many double tails have.

If I were to breed him and I wanted to keep the nice fins and even lobes would I just need to find a female with even lobes and nice fins and it's that easy or are even lobes like a luck of the draw thing?
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:52 AM   #2 
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Remember, double tail is technically a deformity so you have to be careful with it. Breeding doubletail to double tail can only be done for one generation, after that you have to outcross to a single tail or risk having deformed fry.

In your case, since the male has a short body (How short?), I would cross him to a well formed single tail female that would help out his flaws... This will give you single tail fry in f1 with large, nice dorsals (dt geno) that, when bred together, will give you some dts in f2.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:32 AM   #3 
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It's not grossly short but it's obviously shorter than any of the other boys. My previous double tail had a really really short body and was always on the verge of a swim bladder problem which I'm sure was because of his short body so I was really careful about body length when I picked this boy out.

His body is like this boys boy. I can pull him out tomorrow and put him in the critter keeper to get pictures of him.


I'm limited to buying in the US because otherwise it gets to expensive for me but I found this girl that would be my first pick. If I'm an idiot and what I think is a well formed female actually isn't please tell me!


He's also a marble and he's almost all white except for some blue and red splotches on his fins so I'd like to find a girl that will keep those colors even if I have to breed back to keep the marble gene.
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Hmm... She is nice with decent form. A pic of your male would help though...
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #5 
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I think it's the one above the female Matt. I'm very interested in hearing what you have to say though. I have a DT also, though he has even lobes and gorgeous even butterfly markings.
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The male is not mine he just has similar body length. Today is water change day so ill pull him out and see if I can a flare picture. Or any picture for that matter he's one of those zippy ones.
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Oh okay! Can't wait to see him. :)
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