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Orange VT x Yellow HM

It's funny how a spawn can be more or less interesting to me, depending on my goal for that particular spawn. I have a hard time being excited about my HM spawn, even though I should be excited, but here I am with my silly orange VTs and I love their little eyeballs.

Cygnus (Orange male VT) has been paired with Nimbus (Yellow HM) in the hopes of creating orange and yellow VTs. Nimbus should give the fry improved body form and start to clean up that black scale edging Cygnus has. I'm hoping she'll reduce the iridescence in the fry, as well.

It's going to take quite a while to "clean up" these fish for show. I'm breeding for color over form, right now, although I am not ignoring form. It's just tremendously difficult to find a good orange.

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And here's Nimbus:

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I'll DEFINITELY keep an eye out on this spawn. Both parents have such little irid, and you'll likely get a few DeT out of it, even if Nimbus is only a 4-ray female.

I find it a REALLY pretty thought to have a fish that would look like my Angostura, but with that lovely Tangerine orange, or perhaps a deep yellow in the fins, rather than red. Subbing.

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I call a fish from this spawn lol! I looooove orange and yellow bettas!
the parents are beautiful!
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I new spawn to follow! Very exciting!

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Pair spawned on 12/27/14 for a hatch date on 12/29/14. Daddy's out, and I'm thinking there's somewhere between 30 and 50 fry in there. They are eating vinegar eels at the moment.

Today I started dripping new water into their 2.5 gallon. In a week, I'll transfer them to a 10 gallon, where they will grow out.
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Oh, along with dripping water in, I also just put a ramshorn in there for clean-up duty.

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how exciting!!
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I'll DEFINITELY keep an eye out on this spawn. Both parents have such little irid, and you'll likely get a few DeT out of it, even if Nimbus is only a 4-ray female.

I find it a REALLY pretty thought to have a fish that would look like my Angostura, but with that lovely Tangerine orange, or perhaps a deep yellow in the fins, rather than red. Subbing.
She's 8-ray. There ought to be some deltas in this, with any kind of reasonable luck.

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Even better! Hopefully there's a good one in there, either male or female, for my project. Because while Angostura is a 4-ray Plakat, it's hard to say what genes Smirnoff has, being a CT(albeit a high-quality CT). I could use another 4-ray or even an 8-ray female to improve the finnage later on down the line.

If it weren't for how heavily iridescent the Primus x Nimbus spawn was, I'd be looking at those kids as well. I'll still keep my eye out, however.

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