Originally Posted by Ilikebutterflies
I would have bought him. Here's why. He may not give you show quality on his own but he would improve your female and that's the name of the game. Improve and improve until you get quality. Your female has a pretty rough anal. His looks pretty good. His dorsal is a nice fan shape. Hers is rough with reduced webbing. Now, his topline looks a bit wonky to me but hers looks OK. She is reddish and he's carrying a lot of red so you would actually be working away from salamander and towards red with that pair. I would look for a non red salamander for either of these OR work into your line later on if you buy him. The blueish yellowish ones are what I'm referring to.
In the photo on the right his top line looks weird but on the left it looks good to me. I think in the right photo his body is kind of turned like he is doing that shimmy.
I emailed the breeder asking if he still had him. We will see. I think he could help make some nice fish. I do love the blue yellow bi color/ salamander. That is what I would want to work towards.
Thanks no I will just have to see if the breeder still has him. Because lately the selection of big ears I have been seeing is not good. Lots have pectorals that are as big as their tail.