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Old 04-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #1 
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New breeding Pairs, what do you think?

Hi there, I'm new to this forum but I've been keeping and breeding bettas for almost 5 years now (just a hobby). I just got some new pairs in from Thailand and I was wondering what you guys thought.
Platinum Opaque Pair: I purposefully choice a female with shorter, straight fins to counter balance the weaker, feather-likeness of the male's fins. I'm guessing that it will take a generation or 2 to get good results... Any thoughts?


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Old 04-16-2011, 08:39 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Your bettas are beautiful!!
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:48 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forum.

Your fish are very pretty. The green pair is very nice. Unfortunatly with the white marble male carrying rosetail it's going to be very hard to breed that out, even with a decent female. It will probably still show up in the fry after many generations.
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I'm not really trying to breed out the rosetail, but I do want the next generation's fins to be stronger? If that makes any sense...
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #5 
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I wish you the best of luck with your future breeding plans. Although I think rosetails are pretty, halfmoons with less branching tend to hold their 180 degree caudal spread better throughout their lifespan, IME.
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Although I think rosetails are pretty, halfmoons with less branching tend to hold their 180 degree caudal spread better throughout their lifespan, IME.
That is very true, which is why I hope the offspring will get some branching traits from the mother. He's seems to get around pretty well, which surprises me since he has a tone of fin, but I'm sure that will be a problem as he ages.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #7 
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I agree with everyone - you need one with less ray branching (perhaps a delta). I love the second pair but one of them should have less branching otherwise you may get rose's.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your breeding.
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I agree with everyone - you need one with less ray branching (perhaps a delta). I love the second pair but one of them should have less branching otherwise you may get rose's.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your breeding.
Thank you for the reply,
Of the two, I'd rather breed the opaque white female than the platinum male. So I guess I'll be looking for a different male. What kind of Caudal spread should I be looking for in the new male then? A prefect 180? I would like to get some OHMs in the bunch.
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That blue/green pair is stunning! I especially love that female! Wow!
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Thank you! I was very glad to find her :)
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