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Old 03-03-2011, 09:33 PM   #1 
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Sharing a father and son

Do you think they look alike? I think his son looks better! I bred him to my best of show nb class female!

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Old 03-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #2 
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I like the longer body of the son! Also, the fins are nicer.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:40 PM   #3 
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The caudal edges of the father are not as sharp. I think the female is more important than the male, really when breeding. The mother has super sharp caudal edges!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:44 PM   #4 
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Other than the length of his body and the better fins, he looks like almost an exact copy of his daddy!
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:49 PM   #5 
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I am considering a mother son cross because her son is huge at 4 months old. Betta incest? Nobody does that to fix traits in a line.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #6 
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Here is his copper brother with the almost the same pattern.

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #7 
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That's so crazy that the marble gene would cause nearly identical coloration! Way cool! I also think the son is much better quality :) great job improving the line! Totally breed that boy back to his mom! I think you'd have some amazing results :D
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #8 
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They do look sooo much alike!
You denitely did a great job choosing the female, the boy's body looks much more straight and the rays are much stronger... BEAUTIFUL!
I too would croos mother/son but first you gotta show off that great female... pics please!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #9 
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Cross mother and son? O.o

Isn't that inbreeding? Can't that cause defects in the spawn?
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:26 PM   #10 
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Nope. As long as inbreeding is not too overboard it's fine. I usually breed brother to sister unless the parents have super nice fins then I cross back.
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