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Old 08-16-2010, 02:40 AM   #1 
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What would the offspring look like?

Hi, i was just thinking of breeding a copper plakat male with my blue crowntail female but what would the offspring look like? I was also wondering what would be the results of cross breeding other tail types, like VT X CT, HM X CT, VT X HM and other combinations. Could you also please post pics if you have any of these 'hybrids'?
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:29 AM   #2 
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I'm not sure what the copper/blue would result in. I believe copper is red based so your going to get a higher percentages of red based fish rather than blue.

Crossing tail types is not something I would suggest.. especially for a new breeder. You will end up with a lot of messy fins and you'll have to cull or adopt out a lot of the fish.

mixing anything with VT is going to yield almost 100% VT. Crossing VT with CT is going to give you VT with really ugly fins, varying degrees of web reduction, an all around tattered look. Crossing CT with HM is going to give you mainly tattered looking fins but you may get some half suns or CTs from the bunch. VT and HM is going to give you VT with maybe a wider tail base.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:21 PM   #3 
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You'll get multicolors, likely metallic blue-greens with lots of red wash. Longfin is dominant over plakat, and crowntail is partial dominant, so they'll look most like veiltail combtails.

I agree with 1f2f. Crossing tails and using fish of a mysterious lineage aren't a good base for a breeding program. Start with fish that will get you closer to what you want to achieve to begin with and you'll save a lot of time, money, effort, and fish's lives.

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Old 08-16-2010, 06:54 PM   #4 
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i kinda want to breed how many babies will their be
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:59 PM   #5 
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You should do a lot of research into betta breeding before you even consider it. Breeding bettas requires a lot of time, effort, patience, and money. How many babies you get depends on a lot of things, but large spawns can reach an excess of 300 fry easily. If half of those babies are male, 150 have to be separated into individual containers as they get older--each container requiring maintenance and each fish requiring individual care. Breeding bettas is not something for the average person to do in their spare time.

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thank you i will look it up if i decide to persue it any farther
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:03 PM   #7 
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id rather be sure i know what to do before even concidering it
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:06 PM   #8 
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Start by reading the sticky at the top of the section

also read the articles on
www.bettysplendens.com
www.bettaterritory.nl
BETTAS by Jim Sonnier/genetics
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I agree with Adastra and 1fish2fish.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:44 PM   #10 
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That, and the start up costs can be up to $500!
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