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Old 08-07-2010, 01:47 PM   #11 
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Like if I wanted to get some greens or blue platinums?
wait on.... have I misunderstood you? .... What do you exactly mean by green or blue platinum?
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:36 PM   #12 
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oh sorry, metallic colors rather. Like if you got a good line going with a white and copper could you later introduce color variations to get metallics that are not dark or white? Or does is something that will just ruin the work done in the previous spawns?

lol I was just curious I don't know very much about the color genetics of a betta
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:15 AM   #13 
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Green carries the basic metalic color..... iridescent (?) .... while blue, also a top layer color isn't metalic. You cannot find a true royal blue metalic. Metalics that have been produced are (to my knowledge) green, copper, platinum and gold.

I suppose you can mix metalics to other colors but I would not advise it. By working with copper, platinum, and gold you should get bicolors. you would at least get copper with red fins. And I've seen golden coppers and golden red metalics. But I think they are still rare.
I wouldn't mix them with other colors than green butterfly or marble. That way you get a new variation but still maintain the metalic.

I too, am still trying to understand how genetics actually work. SO let's learn by comparing experiences.
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These are some variations I came up with.

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I plan to inbreed siblings and cross breed to these

Tail type is not my concern at this point because I can't get a gold dragon HM. I plan to get a fixed color, then work on tail type.

I hope this will give you a better idea.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:27 PM   #15 
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Oh okay thanks so much for your help, I really want to try to get my own special line of some sort (someday) this information is really helped and I appreciate greatly.

I could only see two of your photos (it won't let me view some of the attachments), but your fish are very beautiful! Your photos are getting me much more excited for my next spawn.

Oh!! I want to show you the little guy I have now (only one survived, I think I made a mistake in rearing this was my first spawn). Not sure if he retained the platinum, it kind of looks like he did. I suppose it is hard to say.

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Awww, how cute!
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Awww, how cute!
Thanks Drama I have affectionately called he or she beastly for now lol cause it was always the largest fry compared to the others.
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:22 AM   #18 
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I'm reposting the pictures.

These are the results that I got. Actually there is one more variation but he's in the breeding bucket so I can't get a picture. Notice that the first guy has marble and sort of butterfly. I didn't do this on purpose. My line had those genes. I'm trying to show you that you'll get a variety of colors with only two colors.
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This is mom and dad. Well the female was this color but this is actually a cousin or something. (I lost almost everything last month)
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Sorry about the bad pictures. I hope they're clear enough for you to get an idea. Btw your fry looks great and seems to be metalic.
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wow they are all awesome!!! I love the marble one lol I am a sucker for marbles so cool!!! We should keep in touch with our results in future spawns
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:34 AM   #20 
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Sure thing.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Lately my spawns haven't been producing anything. This is my second month of failures. pH and temp, are good (I don't check anything else). I don't understand why when I neglected the spawn, they survive but when I give them full attention, they die.

So I'm not sure when I can show you F2 and F1 x gold/platinum. But I will post them for you when/if I succeed.
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