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Old 04-18-2012, 10:52 AM   #1 
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Well, after much thought I am not sure if I want to breed Counter (you can see him in my other threads) or this guy with my red female. This guys color is just awesome....not sure what all I would end up with? .... and I dont know much about this type of betta....help?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #2 
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Is he a dragon? If so, I would breed him to a red dragon female. I can't tell if he is a HM or not because he isn't flared. It would help if you posted a pic of your female too.
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dumb question....what is an HM?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #4 
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #5 
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It looks like he's a red dragon with partial turquoise iridescence. Considering you don't know the genetic history of either fish, if you crossed him with a pet store red female, you would likely get mostly metallic / iridescent blues & greens, and/or red bettas. There is a chance that a minimal amount of the offspring might show the dragonscale phenotype, but only in blotches and with very poor scaling. It appears to me that he is a super-delta at full flare, not quite reaching the 180 degree spread of the halfmoon.
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he is kinda ugly isnt he......lol
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I may end up with an 'ugly fry' thread.......
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Personally I like the dragons. If he had even scaling and less of a teal hue, as well as a full HM spread, he'd be a real looker. I think dragons look more fierce. Like the pitbulls of betta fish. xD
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:38 AM   #9 
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The stickler is that you don't know their genetics, what kind of genotypes they are. It makes it a whole lot easier to predict a spawn when you do. :P
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #10 
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This male has beautiful dragon scaling...However he appears to me to be a cross between a traditional Plakat and a HM which doesn't really make for a good breeder...His finnage is too long to be a good PK and too short to be a good HM......He also has numerous faults in his finnage/form....If you are just breeding him for fun I'd try and find a nice dragon female HMPK...
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