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Old 03-04-2011, 10:06 AM   #11 
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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!!

Thanks! Both female and male have the same marble pattern. The parents are siblings.


You can see the female in this video. It is a V part series if you want to watch the fry grow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqE6N..._order&list=UL

She can also be seen here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UzDs...el_video_title

Most of her female offspring are looking very nice, too. Maybe better, too? One of her daughters is getting the same pattern. I could also do a sibling cross. Decisions decisions! I know my purebreed ragdoll kitty was developed by crossing a mother to a son. So, why not do this with fish?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:14 PM   #12 
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Great improvement.

I would definitely cross back to Mom and also do a sibling F2 as well. After that I'd probably look for an out cross.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:27 AM   #13 
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Thanks! Although it is not uncommon for some breeders to go up to F7 before outcrossing, I think F4 is the max. Really, it depends on how the fry turn out. Luckily, I keep a few parallel lines going so I may be able to wait a bit longer before outcrossing.

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:36 AM   #14 
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Dragonlady, your bettas are beautiful!
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:13 AM   #15 
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Wow the son does look better because if you look at the caudal its a better curve and i like the son's marble pattern better as well.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #16 
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My bettas are very easy spawners. Here is the exciting news happening right now. Sorry for the lousy photos, but I just had to share this news.

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Old 03-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #17 
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I LOVE watching Bettas spawn. It looks so pretty and magical. I wish I had the money/space to breed.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #18 
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The father and son are both beautiful! But I do have to agree that the son looks a bit better! :) Great job, they are both handsome! :)
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #19 
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i think its because of the next generation. How does it feel to know that you have perfected the HM gene.

i love to watch bettas spawn tooo

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:43 AM   #20 
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Thanks everyone!

By the way, there is no halfmoon gene. The halfmoon trait is a series of several genes.
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