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Old 07-08-2011, 10:35 PM   #11 
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.... I'm not an expert. I just happen to read a lot on it and combine it with the experience. I'm trying to understand the new color - dragons.... not much experience.

He looks dominantly black and green. If the female is of similar color, you should get similar colors and patterns. You might even get one or two black laces or at least the geno's. So if you want to eventually come up with black, you have to pick out the ones with most black. But it may take a few generations.

As for form, he is almost perfect. His anal is a bit long. So pick out the ones (esp. females) with a more symmetrical fin and continue your line. This may also take a few generations.

When continuing a line, I suggest to pick out your best female for form and male for color. At least that's what I've experienced thus far. .... This will not always be 100% true, but it's a tendency I rely on.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:48 AM   #12 
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thank you for your help! does my male have a butterfly pattern and is he a marble? i have no idea because if he is a marble he has very clean marbling and if he is a butterfly then he has different colored butterflying.
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Your guy is unique in his own way. You seldom have 3 colored fins which your guys has - darkish, greenish, and white. It's not perfect, but he has the pattern. Hopefully some of the fry have it too.

I'd say he is a butterfly but not a marble.
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I think it would be safe to guess that your male is carrying marble/ black lace genes.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:56 PM   #15 
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oh okay i thought he was a marble! i like his pattern and hope the fry get it! so what are the speckles in his fins called? a lot of betta have them. so update: the fry have not hatched yet but they will soon.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #16 
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oh dragonlady you beat me to my post. so he might be a marble! so i have no idea what to expect from the fry! oh speaking of fry color outcome, what do you think i will get in color?
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #17 
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I think it would be safe to guess that your male is carrying marble/ black lace genes.
Could you please explain. I don't see any pale coloring (on body). Or is the red part due to marbling?
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #18 
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They hatched!!!!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #19 
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there are all free swimming and they are all loving the java moss. i am feeding them mosquito larvae. oh and dragonlady i love your new avatar's yellow eyeshadow!
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Thats really cool mernincrazy, I'm upset that I didnt notice they hatched a few days ago. YAYAYAYAYAYAY

Does that make up for it?
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