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View Poll Results: Bachelor number one, or bachelor number two?
Blue/White Piebald 19 61.29%
Blue Butterfly 12 38.71%
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:01 PM   #1 
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Who's the daddy?

I plan on spawning three pairs soon. Two pairs are set, but for the third I need to decide between two males. I am leaning one way, but vote and let me know what you think!

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Third pair is one of these lucky guys:




With this lovely:



The blue butterfly is a proven good daddy, the blue/white piebald is an unknown. I also have a steel blue butterfly, but I think he's a bit too small... this chick is a big girl. She carries butterfly (you can barely see it in her fins). What do you think?
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #2 
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The second pair! I LOVE the fins on that female. That blue edging is to DIE FOR!
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:55 PM   #3 
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I love the color on the first male but I like the fins better on the second. However, the female has such moderate that paired with the first male you could still get really nice fry. I just don't like the dorsal on the first male.

Either way your in store for a bunch of beautiful fry.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:34 PM   #4 
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In your poll between the blue butterfly and the pieblad male, the blue butterfly appears to have better finnage in the photo.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:54 AM   #5 
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I agree that the butterfly has better fins. Interestingly, his fins have started to turn clear around the edges. I love the colors on the piebald, but his caudal is not that great. He's actually a super delta, not quite a halfmoon, and the rays on the top edge of the caudal are imperfect. However, neither one has show quality finnage, so there is a tradeoff to be made somewhere.

Halfmoons didn't exist last time I was serious about breeding, so I really don't know exactly what to expect as far as how finnage is inherited. I want to concentrate on butterflies, but I also love piebald/marble/peacock/monster/insert-your-own-adjective. The piebald guy obviously carries VF. If his fins were better, it would be a no-brainer to me.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:48 AM   #6 
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What is VF?

With that female you might be able to get some HM and if not you would most definitely by doing an F2 cross back to the female I would think. So male 1 could still be a viable option but maybe a little more work would need to be done on finnage than the butterfly would require.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #7 
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What is VF?
VF = Variegated Fins = butterfly.

The poll is running pretty even, but not that many votes. Less than 8% of the people who have viewed the thread have an opinion
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #8 
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Thanks. That would have never crossed my mind LOL

I wonder how many people that are voting actually have an opinion and aren't just like "OOHH.. I totllly luv his culur best <3<3<3".


I love the second pair BTW.. I may have to get some of those fry off you if they turn out as good as the parents and you decide to sell them.
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:14 PM   #9 
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I voted for the Piebald because his fins look more even.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:55 AM   #10 
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Really beautiful betta. Wow.
I like the brilliant blue, striking.
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