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Old 04-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #1 
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Question Let's play the dating game! [Help me pick]

Okay, so I picked out a lovely HM female today, and now I need to find her a suitable male. I found a few that I really like, but need help picking out who would make the best pair.

Here is the female, she's got some ripped fins from being in a sorority where I purchased her. Once she heals, I'll start conditioning her.




AND, here are the possible males; I tried to find a bunch of colors that would produce interesting offspring. Which do you think I should go with, and why? All credit goes to original photographers. I do not own either photos or fish below.

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Male 2


Male 3


Male 4


Male 5


Male6
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #2 
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i like 1,2, and 5 ;p
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:09 PM   #3 
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What colors are you trying to attain
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:21 PM   #4 
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I really love the first male and the last male the most :)
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #5 
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What colors are you trying to attain
I'm not entirely sure, this is my first time breeding and I want to try more for a solid form than a certain color.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #6 
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I would go with 1, 3 or 4 for color- as you can keep the green going, possibly bring out a mustard or two. For form I would go with 1, 3 or 5- but it's hard to see since not all are flaring. You don't want an overly large anal/dorsal fin, yet you want to make sure the tail (if HM) is at the proper 180.

For your first few spawns you will do more learning how to breed, and keeping the fry alive then working on getting proper form/colors. You will have to learn to cull, etc to make sure you get the right numbers, and the right fry. Were these store bought or purchased from a breeder?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #7 
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I would suggest fixing the finnage first. As for fins, the first, fifth, and, sixth one has the best fins on them. Though as for color I would suggest the first or fifth one.

Again I suggest working on fins first then work on the colors. You'd have nice interesting fry with first few males I suggested.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #8 
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Myates;"Were these store bought or purchased from a breeder?"

I got them from a LFS that imports betta stock from Thailand.

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #9 
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I would say go with the first his form is excellent. The 5th is nice but his fins are wonky. I say go with the first for form, his colors sort of go with your gals. Later on you can always start focusing on the color.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #10 
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I don't know anything about breeding, but I like Betta #3!! He's BEAUTIFUL! 8D
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