I understand what your saying about messy fins. I just thought the color was a decent match. I'm not going to buy her- it was just a for example photo.
I don't think the one I got came from an EE cross.
At that time we hadn't seen many of those around here yet.
Maybe I will never know and never see one like her again.
It was worth asking. Thank you
Btw- I think you are on the right track about the ears.
I have not found them attractive yet. But my tastes change.
This is the dude who made me a fan of EE, just fell for him. He will likely only be a pet, but I couldn't resist him, and he's one of those "personality fish," too, so that makes it even better:
I know there's lots and lots of lavender EE out there, so, like I said, probably won't use him in any projects, but I enjoy having him here.
As long as the fish has balance and the "ears" are reasonably clean on the edges, I do really like the EE.