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post #8 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hrutan View Post
Fish #2, Traditional Plakat form

Pose with ruler or state size for evaluation of the giant. There are specific body mass and length requirements. "King" is just a trade name for giant geno, sometimes they do reach full giant size.

Dorsal's not bad. I would like to see it either a little more rounded, or a little more pointed. It seems more tall than round.

I like the caudal. 4-ray, which is the maximum allowable for traditional plakat. Excellent shape and spread.

Anal needs work. You want a really strict trapezoid shape, narrower at the front and broader at the back, with a SHARP point that extends at the bottom end of the anal. That point should come roughly even to the ventrals.

Vents look good, I don't see any splitting and the length looks right.

This fish is quite stout, and I like his top line. While the anal rules out showing to me, I'd pair him with a female with a bit of a longer body, and a better anal. Try to fix those flaws to show in the next generation.
Wow! Thank you so much! I knew he was pretty close to show quality! His body is a good 2.5 inches, I'll remeasure just to double check.
Is there anything that I could do to fix the anal?
Maybe sometime in the future I'll breed him. Could you provide pictures of a female as an example for what to look for if I breed?

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