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Old 08-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #1 
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At what age does dragon-scaling show?

Each of my pair was a dragon, so I know the babies will be, too. At what age will their dragon-scaling become apparent?
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:14 PM   #2 
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depends on how fast you fish are growing.
Here you can see it at 9 weeks and a bit at 6 weeks:
spawn1
you can see it pretty clearly at 10 weeks here
spawn2

But for a lot of new breeders their fry are still really small at 6 weeks of age.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #3 
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Ah. Is it showing on my biggest fry, here?
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #4 
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Ah, you were the one with the golds...xD
Do you have any other pictures?
I can't quite tell but it could just be my eyes are bad and they're all one color.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #5 
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I just got a new camera, so I'll try to get some good pics. They'll be four weeks old tomorrow, though, so it may just be that they're too young for their DS to show.
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Drgn scales usually show at a later age. Sometimes during the first 2 months they only look metallic but eventually their scales become "thicker" and the dragon scales develops. Some breeders use IAL to make their scales look more vibrant. . . . but don't make the solution too thick - just yellowish brown.

IMO the picture above hasn't shown it's "dragon" yet. Be patient, they should develop soon. Total or partial drgn scaling depends on the genetic background of the parents. Sometimes drgn x drgn produces partial drg offspring if they don't have good backgrounds.
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