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Old 01-25-2011, 11:04 AM   #1 
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Creating a Color Line - Help!

Obviously color isn't going to be the only factor in choosing breeding stock, but I want to create a line of true-orange CTs. Like pumpkin orange. I haven't ever been able to find CT stock that is the right color to start out with, so how would I go about choosing the right pair to start out with? Do I start with the two brightest oranges I can find? Or would a pair or different colors give me more of what I'm looking for? I'm great with horse genetics, but bettas are so much more complicated, especially when it comes to colors :P This is the finnage/body type I am going for:


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Old 01-25-2011, 11:20 AM   #2 
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WHOA that's orange!!! D: <3 I hope your breeding is successful because your stock would be AMAZING!!!!! <3

If I wasn't at my limit with fish I'd buy some from you! </3

Sorry I know this post wasn't helpful at all but I just thought I'd comment on her to cheer you on! =]

I'll try looking at Aquabid after class to see what I can find if that helps any! =]
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #3 
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WHOA that's orange!!! D: <3 I hope your breeding is successful because your stock would be AMAZING!!!!! <3

If I wasn't at my limit with fish I'd buy some from you! </3

Sorry I know this post wasn't helpful at all but I just thought I'd comment on her to cheer you on! =]

I'll try looking at Aquabid after class to see what I can find if that helps any! =]
Lol! Thanks! :) It will be my first time breeding. I'm hoping to try an outdoor spawn if the weather gets warm enough this summer. I have heard that OrangeXOrange spawns tend to get a more washed out orange, so I will have to do a fair amount of outcrossing :p

ETA: Look at the female I just found on Aquabid! I wish my sorority tank was ready :/


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Wow she's gorgeous!!! :D I'm not sure how you out cross (I don't know betta genetics either) but maybe a red male would help darken out the color? =]

And congrats on your future sorority! =]
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that female's beautiful, and her fins are amazing! <3
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:51 PM   #6 
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Ooh, I love both of them!! Such a pretty, bright orange! "drool drool" lol
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Ohhh those fins on herrr o___O <3
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Oranges are really hard to work with. Orangexorange lines usually tend to wash out so you have to out cross to red or yellow. I would start off with an orange pair or possibly a red/yellow pair.

I hope you have soft water or R/O because CTs are notoriously hard to get nice fins on. Even the ones you posted have curled rays.
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Oranges are really hard to work with. Orangexorange lines usually tend to wash out so you have to out cross to red or yellow. I would start off with an orange pair or possibly a red/yellow pair.

I hope you have soft water or R/O because CTs are notoriously hard to get nice fins on. Even the ones you posted have curled rays.
Yea I plan on doing a fair amount of outcrossing. And I know about the water, my CT's do great in it, so I don't think there will be an issue there
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