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Old 08-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #1 
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black genes

How domiant is the color black when breeding bettas?


I have a male that has 3/4 black on the fins with some solid red very close to the under of the body. I want to breed him to a blue female would any of the fry show the black at all?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:02 AM   #2 
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there's no telling what the outcomes are, just try it yourself.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #3 
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Not completely true eziekel ...
this website I use all the time for gene colors and here is the page for black http://www.bettas-jimsonnier.com/genetics.htm
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this website I use all the time for gene colors and here is the page for black http://www.bettas-jimsonnier.com/genetics.htm

Oh wow what a great site!! Thanks for posting that! I have some reading to do now lol.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:15 AM   #5 
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it depends on what other genes both parents are carrying.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:32 AM   #6 
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I read all 7 pages of that site and I advise anyone who is trying to breed Betta's to read it thoroughly. I had no idea Half Moons were so hard to reproduce and breed. Thats gonna present a fun challenge lol
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #7 
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I was hoping you'd put up pictures.....

I'm assuming your guy is more of a black lace than a melano (I've never seen a melano combine with red). Either way, your current choice is good - blacks are often combined with blue. Though black is said to be recessive, IMO you will have black babies, though not as much as blue.
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I am going to get some pics tomorrow and put them up. I have been looking for a solid white and they are near impossible to come by. I did buy a opaque that shows some solid white in the fins and would like to try him too oneday he is a bit small right now plus he is new and needs to settle in so I will do the black one first. He is very different so I will post pics and maybe you can all help me with it.
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