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Old 12-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #1 
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Doubletails

Hey i was on aquabid AGAIN! and was wondering this for a long time that doubletails have an arched spine. its really weird. I love double tails and all but it just the arched spine that makes them kind of unattractive.

So can anyone tell me WHY the have an arche back and other tail types dont?
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:49 PM   #2 
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I think it's to help support the extra finnage.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:55 PM   #3 
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i thought so too, but isnt there a way to fix that?
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:01 PM   #4 
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Not all doubletails have that fault..The way to fix it is to breed 2 HM singletail parents who carry the DT gene.....
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:45 PM   #5 
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Not all doubletails have that fault..The way to fix it is to breed 2 HM singletail parents who carry the DT gene.....
ohh i see. So how did it even come about?
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:19 PM   #6 
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I think it's because DTs are stubbier....not all are like this.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:27 AM   #7 
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The DT is basically a genetic flaw. That's why breeding DT pairs is not recommended - They need to be out bred to single tails so that the flaw is reduced..... like Mm said.
If you view them from above, most have rather thin bodies. Out breeding may also fix this (to some extent).
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #8 
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The DT is basically a genetic flaw. That's why breeding DT pairs is not recommended - They need to be out bred to single tails so that the flaw is reduced..... like Mm said.
If you view them from above, most have rather thin bodies. Out breeding may also fix this (to some extent).
So DTs are not in the IBC?
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:48 PM   #9 
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Yes they are. The IBC has several classes like A1 which is single tail HM red male.....you have to place DT into the proper DT color class.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #10 
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there are even color classes too? Well that makes sence, but what if the fishes arent 1 solid color?
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