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Old 02-09-2012, 04:47 AM   #11 
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I thought I commented on this thread ..... it must have been a different thread...

Your male seems to be a rose tail. Try pairing him to females with 4 or less rays. Or just look for a super delta with sharp/pointy edges.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #12 
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Why the less rays?
i Know RsT are a genetic screwball, and can cause some problems.

And if you can point me in the direction of someone with SD Females, im gladly try and get a couple. :)
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #13 
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If you don't have a good LFS close by, this place has a great sponge filters. Get the 40 psi one so the fry don't get sucked in.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #14 
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8 ray + 8 ray = rose tail (possible deformity)
RsT + multiple rays (4 - 8 rays) = deformities (mainly fin related issues)
RsT + less rays (2-4 rays) reduces possible genetic flaw (but not eliminate)

2 rays are most often more of a Round Tail, so I suggest 4 rays with wide webbing (a 4 rayed HM) - cull/never re-breed deformed fry.

Sorry I don't really know any US breeders. But anyone who breeds HM will have SD. Contact them and ask.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #15 
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Oh man, that explains my poor HM. He has way more than 8 rays. Like he can't spread his fins out enough for me to count anymore, that's how many.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:11 PM   #16 
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Excessive ray branching needs non fatty food, so no wormy food. And they need to flare on a regular basis. Otherwise their fins will become .... clamped(?). Maintaining their fin form is more work than your regular 4-8 ray
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #17 
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That could be the problem. He gets lots of bloodworms so I need to cut back. Thanks so much for the info, Indjo! Oh, sorry guns. The moderator just hi-jacked your thread. >.< Sorry!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #18 
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Bwahahaha .... I was going to reply in Amph's thread then realized it was off topic.
Sorry Guns......
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:25 PM   #19 
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Don't worry, Indjo, I'm very good at leading people off topic. >.<
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #20 
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haha thats perfectly fine, hijack away...its better then the thread going dead lol.

And thank you Indjo for a little genetics lesson, eventually id like to be able to figure out how all of that works.

Sakura-i have 3 LPS around here, so i will see what i can find their before i get the one you linked for me.

So...Thor is frustraiting me...i wish i could get a shot of him flaird for you guys. He had a rip up the direct center of his tail (tip to middle), and the edges are like confetti. He has nothing to catch his tail on, water is always clean (and its not rot...trust me he gets tired of me checking)...so he has to be biting...
he used to flair ALL the time for me...the tip of my finger. But now i cant even get him to flair at another male.
Females? yes. Loki? No.
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