First off I was wondering how long I should wait before breeding my black copper male I got from NIB, I know my females would be ready because they are now the average size of the females I see at petco.
Here's all my females but one, ignore the adorable Veil tail for breeding. I would breed the above male with the black copper in front. I may go get some more from a store if they carry halfmoons. I may get some more HM females from a LPS
I'm trying to decide if I would want to breed them, or wait until next summer to breed them and instead breed another pair in a few weeks. But I'm not sure if the other pairs would really work out color wise, but I'm interested in what they would create, but then I also don't want fish that people won't want to adopt. My other males are also from Petco, so they aren't incredible aquabid fish, or fish from breeders who strive for the best.
Here's my other males
Royal Blue OHM(Saphire) with a Black Copper.
Halfmoon Multicolor(Unamed) with a female who is between black fire and black copper(not in the picture)
And my red Platinum dragon(Altair) with the fire in the photo.
I'm really leaning towards my multicolor and my red platinum dragon if I don't breed the coppers this summer. the platinum dragon is just barely a halfmoon, so I'm hoping that since the black fire female looks like she might have a OHM tail it might improve the fins.
If the girly's and male are going to be too young still within two or three weeks I might go to a fish specialty store that has good reviews and see if they have any inspiring female halfmoons that I could pair with one of my 3 males.
Thanks so much for any input and opinions that are given :D