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Old 11-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #1 
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Mate for black plakat?

I am receiving a black plakat from Aquabid tomorrow, and I'm fairly certain I'll be breeding him.

But just wondering: what do you breed with a black betta if you want some interesting fry? I've heard that blues often produce beautiful fry crossed with black or melano. But if you know any more about this, please reply!
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #2 
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Why don't you post a picture of your black plakat? Is it a orchid black?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:48 PM   #3 
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Is he melano, lace, or orchid?
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #4 
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I believe he is melano black, but I will not be receiving him until tomorrow. If he is melano, I want to breed him with a female who doesn't carry that gene so that I don't end up with infertile females. I'll post photos when I receive him though.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:13 PM   #5 
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I believe he is melano black, but I will not be receiving him until tomorrow. If he is melano, I want to breed him with a female who doesn't carry that gene so that I don't end up with infertile females. I'll post photos when I receive him though.
Check out the site http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...?articleid=961 it won't be infertile unless you do melano male and melano female.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:17 PM   #6 
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Ideally a steel blue female. Then inbreed after that.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:10 PM   #7 
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There's been some speculation on whether or not the whole melano females are infertile thing is even true. Someone was sucessful in breeding a melano female. I'll look around and see if I can find where I read that.

Anyways.. if you want melanos you will need a melano geno female.. a steel blue that doesn't carry melano will not give you melanos so you would have to cross the fry back to the father before you would get melano.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:24 PM   #8 
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Well, poo. My fish arrived today and I received everything EXCEPT for the betta. They didn't charge me for him, but it's quite irritating... plus, the lyretail molly I got appears to have a bit of fin rot...

Not going to be buying from TFDFish again for a while... I'm going to call them today to complain and see if they'll fix this problem for me.

I hope the other order I just placed on Aquabid comes through... it's (guess what) more bettas! HMPKs FTW LOL
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Did you email TFDFish to see why was the reason he didn't go through with it?
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #10 
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Did you email TFDFish to see why was the reason he didn't go through with it?
They don't answer emails so I'm waiting for my phone to charge so I can call them. It's a big aquarium supplier, so I'm guessing they just forgot about it, but I'm definitely going to ask.
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