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Old 09-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #11 
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Yeah I don't particularly like blue in red either, ahhh back to the drawing bored it is lol.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:41 PM   #12 
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Your male looks like an extended red, his branching is a bit excessive, so it would be a good idea to use a more moderately finned female so you don't end up with rosetails. You should read this article on rosetail characteristics and the extreme expression of the rosetail trait: http://www.bettaterritory.nl/BT-AABRosetails.htm

The problem with breeding a marble to an extended red male would be the introduction of the blonde (cambodian) gene--this will wash out the red color and it won't be as intense. If the female happens to have the red loss gene, which can look like marbling, you might get some really ugly babies. Sometimes they turn cellophane, and sometimes they turn to a weird brown color.

As for making platinum reds, which is what I think you're going for, I believe you would get the best results from a red based copper gold or platinum female. I wouldn't skimp on the quality of the female either, since you'd probably have to breed back to mom in order to get more metallic in the babies.

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Old 09-02-2010, 03:42 PM   #13 
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Are cambodian females able to display their stripes when ready to breed since they are so lite colored?
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:06 PM   #14 
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I can't believe how much there is to know about breeding bettas, I have been researching now for a while and I keep learning more and more everyday My Hm parents were incredible, the male gold and red and the mother solid red with a streak of blue, I would love to breed out the blue and develop the gold more but I'm gonna need a whole lot of help from you guys and a lot more research to accomplish this lol
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:19 PM   #15 
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Actually you'd end up with cambodians with extended red. Most reds have cambodian because of the red gene.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:22 PM   #16 
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Welsh, you sent me a PM, but you have PMs blocked or something. Just letting you know.

I thought extended red was dominant over other red and non-red traits and multicolor--although since the blonde gene is partial dominant it would wash the red out. I could be wrong, of course.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #17 
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This is another potential female that I had in mind for Elmo, what do you think? again they aren't the best pics









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Old 09-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #18 
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Definitely. They'll make gorgeous babies. c:
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:38 PM   #19 
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YUP :)))) I'd buy their fry :)
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #20 
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We have a winner !! :p what colour fry would they most likely have?
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