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Old 03-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #1 
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Copper Breeders?

Hello, everyone.

I'm thinking about getting into breeding in a few years, and I guess you could say that I'm going to take the time between now and then to do my research. Right now, I'm thinking about developing a either a line of copper multis or coppers with purple.

Are there any breeders on this forum who work with coppers?
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:32 AM   #2 
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I don't think copper with purple is possible. Possibilities ; copper with red fins, copper based but more red on body and fins, black/dark copper, greenish copper, yellow/gold copper, pure/silver copper ....... all metallic based colors, often crossed to dragons.

IMO the copper gene (or whatever) is now fixed/stronger in the sense that when you cross copper to green/blue you would get coppers as well as - green/turquoise, green metallic (a shiny light green), blue and metallic blue. And if you cross them to red, you would still have solid coppers, coppers with red fins..... not sure about reds (I've never mixed copper to red).

IMO, since you're just beginning, get a pair with colors you like. Don't experiment or think about creating something new because you'll end up with more than you can handle.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:03 AM   #3 
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I don't think copper with purple is possible.

Wrong. It is possible.












I have 9 fish of Super delta X half moon metallic copper line.

7 females and two males above are Agent 11 agent 11 and agent 88
male and female 5 month old.

the other colours from this line are red fins and bronze:
Original picture of Fredric:


recent picture


Rayne:
original picture:



Recent picture:




other from this line:

Lexi



Cinder



Caela^

Bronxie VV


Ailie VV

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oh, ok. I stand corrected.
I call that copper with red. And the later fish to be copper with red fins. Anyway, generally speaking, I've seen green combine with copper. But never blue - They always turn into something I wouldn't call blue or purple.
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these are 5 months old and only two have had colour changes Rayne from white to yellow and freddy went purple and red to bronze and red. noone else has changed and prob wont
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copper purple:


copper with red:


theres clear differences in purple and red.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:56 AM   #7 
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I don't know is this counts

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Old 03-30-2011, 05:59 AM   #8 
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I don't know is this counts


yeh i dunno hey its purple kinda lavender kinda purple and black and theres the copper hints PRETTY fish though
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It is just the way the pic was taken. he has a copper body and purple fins with copper rays
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:05 AM   #10 
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I love Lexi and Cinder's color - very shiny. My coppers are mostly dark - like your purple one. Coppers are rather difficult to find lately (in my area). They are my favorite color - whatever copper.
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