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Old 01-03-2011, 06:10 PM   #1 
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If I were to breed again..

Well, it's been a long time since I've bred bettas (maybe 5 years or so?) and I've been finally getting that itch to start again thanks to my beautiful HMPK, Stamps.

Stamps is a marble with blue, white, and yellow colors mixed in (yellow in the fins only) and I think I might have found the perfect female for him on aquabid...

Now, when I saw her, my jaw dropped - she is not from the same breeder I bought Stamps from, so seeing such similar coloration really struck me as a "rare opportunity".

Question is, should I breed? I understand how to breed, the work involved, etc. etc... but should I breed because of this female? Questions really are:

1. What type of finnage would I see from mixing the female with Stamps (avatar picture)?
2. Will the fry be marble-colored like the parents?
3. How difficult would it be to rehome the fry (I plan on actually giving them away to people on this forum for free minus shipping costs if I breed)?
4. Would this just be a waste of time?

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Old 01-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #2 
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Beautiful pair!
Finnage wise, you should get PK and HMPK.

The fry will most likely be marbles and maybe some butterflies. I'm not sure on the colors though because I don't know the genetic background of the fish.

I don't think you'll have a problem rehoming the fry. :)

Of course not! :) You'll get quality offspring and I'm pretty sure you'll have fun raising the fry.

BTW the only "faults" I see with the female are the dorsal length and caudal edges. (The dorsal doesn't meet the caudal, and she has rounded corners, but you can work on this) Overall, she is a really nice female.

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Old 01-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #3 
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I would totally breed them! Get the girl! I think they'd make pretty offspring :) I'd buy a little one from that pair :D
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #4 
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Get her!
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:35 PM   #5 
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I think they're perfect for eacother.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #6 
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They are beautiful fish!
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #7 
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DO IT!! Hahaha. Ok here's what I'm seeing:

Stamps..PERFECT fins.
Female...OK fins...I think her caudel should be a bit more crisp on the edges but she has nice branching. Breeding marble to marble will get you some solids, butterflys, and of course more marbles.

I'd go for it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #8 
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She's very pretty! I think you'll have no problem getting rid of your fry. I bet they'll be beautiful.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:48 AM   #9 
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LOL.... everyone is infecting poor Tsuhei with the betta syndrome.... incl. me.

Seriously, though, I would go for it for many reasons.
1. Such marble pattern is hard to come by - rare opportunity
2. Marbles are unpredictable - hopefully with similar coloring, they will produce similar offspring instead of random marbles.
3. Like MrV said; Though the female lacks on fin form and body, but she has good branching thus should produce many HMPK's. With selective breeding, you could easily create more like Stamps.
4. I'm sure a lot of people would want their offspring, whether you sell or give away.
5. Last but not least, it's great experience - I love to watch nothing come to life and grow.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:25 AM   #10 
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That is one nice female!! I would get her if I were you!!

BTW, if the fry look anything like the parents you will have no trouble re homing them. LOL
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