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Old 09-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #41 
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I couldnt use bleach.. I'm to scared I wont get it all out and it will end up killing them :( But my room keeps them pretty warm. So I will either do 50% water changes (because my bettas seem to be very messy) every day or completely clean them every other day.

I just put him in. They flared at eachother but as soon as my VT noticed that he couldnt get to drake he didnt care and just kept swimming. I'm leaving the light on tonight so they can interact more.. We'll see what happens in the morning. If nothing happens then I guess I will be finding out what happens when a HM and VT spawns lol
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:35 AM   #42 
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@Ritingyou: what exactly do you want to know about genetics? As 1f2f said there's to much to explain everything. Further there's always the unexpected (mainly due to unknown background).

Mixing tail types; I wouldn't suggest mixing CT to anything to beginners because they would need to know which to select for the following breeding. And IMO it's safer/more affective if F1 were 6 months so their actual fins are known.

Mixing HM/PK to VT is easier. But you need a goal because you might not get what you want right away - it will take you many generations to finally get what you're after.
Eg: Mixing HM to PK - to improve HM's fin thickness
Mixing HM to VT - to add length of fins (3/4 - equal body length)
Mixing PK to VT - NOT ADVISED because gives little to no advantage
These are just a few examples.

If you can't get a drg female, you could pair your male to a metallic female. The chances of getting geno's with stronger drg traits is bigger. But this too will take at least 2 generations.

The VT is dominant for form, not color. Color genetics is very complicated because many factors (genetic) take part - bettas have been cross bred too much thus there's more genetic codes behind what is visible. (ask something specific)

This fact will make color breeding seem like "playing" around - experimenting - learning as you experience. Nevertheless you still need to know the basics.

Hope that gave you a general idea.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:08 AM   #43 
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A great ste that I recommend for Genetics is BETTAS by Jim Sonnier/genetics, its a pretty awesome site.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:56 PM   #44 
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"Mixing HM to VT" o.o Maybe my Dusk and his sibling was that mix lol!! I bought him, not his sibling however. His sibling had extremely long fins, as does he.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #45 
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HMXVT that will be mostly VT some HM and a few crosses I think @_@.

I may be finding out what happens when a PK and VT cross or a Delta and VT cross. OR my girls may be the PK I thought she was and No idea on the other -_-
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #46 
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Haha well :p be very interesting to see hey?? I guess with all the crosses my store bettas probably have, who knows what I could get o.o;;
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #47 
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Yeah no kidding @_@ its a 1/4 this 1/4 this 1/4/ this and 1/4 that XD
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #48 
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I know xD i may get VT, HM, PK, CT.... everything o_O or just one thing, or two, or who knows??? lol. All I do know is I will definitely be interested to see what happens :p
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:36 PM   #49 
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Though VT is heavily Dominate followed by CT as a trait I think. I am still learning it all myself XD
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:02 PM   #50 
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hmmmm lol. well, if it is not confusing then what is it? xDD
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