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Old 04-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #11 
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They aren't perfect, but wouldn't it be fine to start with those two and perfect the offspring through outbreeding to more stadard-finned fish over the generations?

Just curious, this is interesting stuff.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:14 PM   #12 
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Are you trying for a certain color? Today was the Thai shipment so you have two more weeks before the next one. Unless you really want that female you can always wait and see if something else you like gets posted.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #13 
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Are you trying for a certain color? Today was the Thai shipment so you have two more weeks before the next one. Unless you really want that female you can always wait and see if something else you like gets posted.

Yeah, I'm looking for a nice marble/dragon female to pair with the male at the start of this thread.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #14 
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Things you need to change or improve on your an asymmetrical PK male
- general dorsal form:
- blunt anal
- wider ventral
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this is the form you want (yours have better better body form)
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Look for a female with as perfect fins as possible - specially dorsal and anal
female's flaws
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #15 
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Browsing AB this morning, trying out my eye. This girl looks to have a better dorasl and cadual, but still long on the anal side? I'm really looking for a dragon marble, but the many on AB right now all seem to have poor finnage..





Similar to this girl?

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #16 
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Like I said you have two weeks before the next shippment so give it time. Who knows what may get posted in that time, could be the female of your dreams .
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #17 
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Agreed with PitGurl. And you won't find many "perfect" fish on AB. Now that I look back at it I've only seen a handful.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:31 AM   #18 
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There are 3 classes of PK - traditional, asymmetrical and symmetrical. The first 2 doesn't need equal anal fins. So decide which class of PK's you want to work with then look at the form standard and go shopping.

HM's on the other hand MUST be symmetrically balanced. Sometimes it's hard to fix unsymmetrical fins - specially the anal. But it can be done through selective breeding.

Try to get a pair that supports the other's weakness. Say the male has a short front dorsal fin, get a female that has a long one.... etc.

You will unlikely get perfect female specimens on AB - specially from Asian breeders. Not sure about US breeders....... So as long as they have balanced (balanced according to their classes - not equal) and full fins, you can work your way with a good male.

Happy hunting. Hope you find what you're looking for.
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