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Old 09-17-2010, 08:04 PM   #11 
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All of martinismommy's fish come from multicolor lines. This specific line produces mainly mustard gas, melano, and multis.
I'm really interested in a pair hehe.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:11 PM   #12 
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Best of luck with these spawns! They look like they'll produce beautiful offspring. :)
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:34 PM   #13 
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GORGEOUS!!
I vote for the second pair!! I like surprises!!
How will you be able to be absolutely sure of what fry belongs to what pair by mixing the fry in the growout tank?
Hey! We could trade fish when the fish of my new fish are old enough! I got a sibling male to yours and 3 half siblings!
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:42 PM   #14 
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I won't really know but honestly I'm not expecting to get many fry seeing as how my last attempt at raising a spawn was such a total failure. I'll be happy with 10 or so fry.

I'm still not certain that I'll mix the fry but if I do I'll just have to guess at who the parents are. I won't be asking much money for them anyways so taking the extra time to keep them separate is not a big priority for me right now. I do know that I'll be keeping the melanos (if I get any) for myself because that is what I really want to work on. I'll probably keep at least 1 pair per spawn.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:03 PM   #15 
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This may be a dumb question but what color are melanos?
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:07 PM   #16 
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They are "true" blacks. A perfect melano would be completely black with no iridescence, however, because melano females are sterile you have to mix melano males with blue females so they usually have a shiny layer on their bodies.

Here's a melano..



ETA.. here's a clearer picture of a melano..


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1285339013

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:27 PM   #17 
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:30 PM   #18 
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Also want.

There was a 'black' HM at petco today, but couldn't get a close enough look at him to see any of that.. wish I had now. xD
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I want to start a black line soon. But for now it's blue dragons and in a few months white platinums.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:24 PM   #20 
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Bad news :( Nancy is pine coned. I have no idea what happened she looked fine to me yesterday. I must have mistaken her "eggy-ness" when it was really bloat. I'm going to euthanize her. Now I'm going to have to treat my entire sorority.

I won't be spawning Prince now. I'll be spawning Bowie (BF multi) with Lilly (Pastel multi sib).
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