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Old 05-05-2011, 03:07 PM   #11 
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The problem with Mendelian genetics and betta colors is many colors involve 2 or more genes in order to be expressed.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:09 PM   #12 
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OK. Well, if I don't get yellows it is not the end of the world, but it would be cool. I am just learning, and if I can get 1 spawn at all I would be happy. i did do some reading about the color combos and the dominant/recessive genes. We'll see. I still think that red male is pretty awesome.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:25 PM   #13 
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Since yellow is the result of non-red genes, you cannot have red and yellow on the same fish. The fry would most likely have a varying amount of red and black. If you crossed the female to a yellow male you would get a varying degree of yellow and black with maybe some random ones thrown in.

You can't apply the simple mendelian genetics to betta color since many of the genes responsible for color are on the same chromosome and are inherited together even if they don't show in the fish. That's why you always get a few surprises in each batch :)

I personally love the red male too, but I'm out of room for new fishes D:

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:35 PM   #14 
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Did you see these two?
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1305134359

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1305134355
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #15 
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Ok thanks darkmoon. :) pitgurl, I did. :) They have the right colors but I am not excited about either one... not saying they aren't beautiful. There was another one from the same seller I was looking at too.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:11 PM   #16 
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Xmanbettas has some cool HMPK's sometimes. He is on aqua bid but I don't think he has any stock right now. He also has a website. His fish have some really interesting colors.

http://www.xmanbetta.com/index.php?l...e&Id=538993800
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #17 
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wow, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. :)
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:53 PM   #18 
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So, just wanted to share this fish on AB who has both yellow and red splashes of color......... I guess it can be done.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1305792121
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #19 
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If you do want a male that NOW looks like your female, I would choose this guy

he has exceptional fins and he looks like your female and you will probably get yellow from the spawn.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1305656422
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #20 
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I saw him and was contemplating, for sure. :)
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