Originally Posted by GreenTea
I also have this 8 rayed female, but she's a copper. Indjo, couldn't I just add a better rayed female from the spawn in f2 to fix the ray?
I doubt it. Form will mostly follow the female. So most of your F1, if not all, will have 2 rays - specially the females. Some of the males may have 4 rays though.
Your male is a drgn and so is that last female. Her only fault is that she has a rather long body for a PK. SO IMO they compliment each other. You will have tons of different colors, including multi's with orange/red fins.
Fixing colors is much easier than fixing form .... and definitely easier to spot. I'd rather pair him to the orange drg and get 8 rayed F1. Then pick out the colors I like best and do F2...... and so on. You would always get at least 4 rays and many 8 rays. Spawn the 8 rayed fry until f3-f4 and you will get it fixed in your line.
Korwhord spoils me - Indjo, I hadn't noticed the blue marble boys 2 rays...I looked at his fish and found this guy, who has a yellow stomach and coloring similar to the one I picked last time who arrived DOA. He has 4 rays which is better, and has more compatible colors with my females I think. Korwhord let me trade him =]
Yes he looks better. Just remember that if you pair him to the non drg, you might lose the drg.... I mean pure drg scale.
Oh, another thing - look at the dorsals of your females. IMO your orange drg has the best dorsal out of all your females (stands upright - not leaning to the back).