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Old 11-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #1 
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Question Breeding "wonky genetic" betta to a "clean background" betta?

Just out of curiosity...

I do have some great males, just "plain ol' pet store bettas"... VT... Such as El Dorado - his finnage is pretty darn great, and his name says it all for color

Plus I have Ghengis - my butterfly VT... brown and purple (hinted with a slight tinge of red, not quite a maroon color) body, purple for his fins which are clear tipped with a soft baby blue... Both backgrounds are unknown.

I would've wanted to breed Riddle, but his finnage is not that great.

a couple questions really...

1. how do I get it so the color yellow (even green is fine) will actually show in the fry? even if multicolored. Is it dominant or recessive?

2. If I got a female betta, whose genetics were not-as unknown, or were completely known, would it in the end help the genes? I'd think it would... But asking just in case =D Not breeding until summer! Just wanted to ask.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #2 
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breeding...
i don't known which color are dominant or recessive.
just fin.
will if your chasing color.
just do selective breeding.
1)select a pair of that you have.
breed them together.
get your f1
2)then select the color you desire
have to be the same solid color male and female
breed the f1 together to get your f2
3)then select the same color on your f2 as your f1 and breed them together.
at that stage you'll have some nice solid color offspring
personally i like blue fish.
blue x black
produce black and blue
blue x blue
get some green and blue
blue x green
blue and green babies
white x blue
you will get some white, blue
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #3 
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Hmm thanks Curly :) That's a good procedure... I know VT is dominant, and so is the butterfly gene - just No idea about yellow! Here they are very very very uncommon, especially his vivid gold color. I never knew blue and blue makes green and/or blue! cool.

Riddles is a dark dark blue, with green, silver, blue, red, etc in his fins... :)
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #4 
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butterfly is like the marble gene.
you don't know what you get until the fish is about 7 month old.
will i never produce a yellow fish yet.
so i can't help you there.
from my guess
work with the pineapple or mustard gas fish.
select the baby with the most yellow and work your way from there
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:07 PM   #5 
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Hmmm very true... I got a marble male. Nice pink skin body, with cellophone tail that has "black" er wait silver er wait blue starting near the base... Never knew until after I had him for a while. I will try finding a mustard gas maybe... or a pineapple
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #6 
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Yellow is recessive, both parents have to have it in order for their fry to show it. Butterfly, like Curlyfatbottom said comes from the marble gene, and that can change for quite awhile.

I have a HM blue/white marble PK that is still changing after 5 months. Good luck, with unknown parents, it is hard to tell what your bettas carry.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:17 PM   #7 
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Hmm true :) I'll try finding a yellow gal... Probably shipped! Females here are all the same now. The irridescent barely seen purple -.- I got four, and only 2 show a lot of purple... I'd love to breed El Dorado though... Never in my life have I seen such a yellow! pale, sure.. this? nooo :o
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #8 
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wow you already have a yellow fish.
will here a short cut.
breed him with a female.
then get a baby from there and breed back to the dad....
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:35 PM   #9 
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Yes :D My lovely El Dorado... =D Only females I have are purple (one with red and purple)
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:41 PM   #10 
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will still cross them together and breed back to the dad.
you'll get yellow
unless he a marble and marble out to be yellow
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