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  1. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hiya! I'm new to the forum (and somewhat to betta breeding). I've bred alien bettas fairly recently, but understanding the genetics was easier with them than with these guys for me (gonna get a varied batch of blue, turquoise, and green kinda regardless). I have this new beautiful male betta who...
  2. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hello there everyone. So I wanted to try out breeding bettas and I bought a pair from my local breeder. They are a dumbo ear pair and they look very promising. But there's just this one problem where the female's dorsal fin seems deformed possibly from not eating enough as a fry? or could it be...
  3. Breeding Betta Fish
    Title says it all! Just wondering how they work, polymorphic or what not. Would some babies be white and others color or would they be marbled? Would it lighten the color in the babies? Would babies be one or the other but carry the genes heterozygous? Thanks!!
  4. Betta Spawn Logs
    So I am week 10 into a successful spawn but have counted only one hmpk fry out of the 60 (a currently cellophane male). This is devastating as I was hoping to get a well formed koi hmpk female out of this pairing to match to an orange base show male hmpk i have. Goal was to improve anal fin on...
  5. Betta Pictures
    Raising a batch of fry from this couple. Both crown tail. Was reading on betta varieties and genetics (curious what the fry will inherit from parents), I came across the Cambodian betta; bi color with light/flesh colored bodies and bright fins. To my eyes they seem to fit the description, but...
  6. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi all! I'm new to breeding betta, so I have been trying to look up my questions about genetics but could use some more answers. I have 2 pairs of betta that I'm breeding... 1. King Galaxy Koi Male & Delta Galaxy Koi Female 2. Mustard Gas Rosetail Male & Mustard Gas (I think) Plakat Female I've...
  7. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi, I am new to breeding bettas and am currently looking for a breeding pair. I'm a little confused about dragon and metallic genetics (and color genetics in general- there's so many options). If you breed two red dragons would all of the offspring be red dragons? What if you bred a red...
  8. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi guys, I'm new to bettas and having a hard time understanding all the genetics behind colouring. Please feel free to link me any good sites. We have a very limited selection of bettas where I live. I have seen the occasional one that wasn't red or blue they were: -blue & yellow -white...
  9. Breeding Betta Fish
    Not sure if it belongs in breeding or not, or if it's already been asked, sorry. These questions are based on scientific curiosity, not personal breeding habbits. I've been doing a lot of research about genetics and breeding. I there any possible way to DNA test the genetics of betta fish...
  10. Breeding Betta Fish
    Alright, I just bought a new male betta at a local pet store (I now have four all housed in their own filtered tanks of course) and his personality and coloring are really growing on me. I want to try breeding him to produce more that are like him. My plan is to buy a halfmoon female for him and...
  11. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hello everyone! I have bred betta before so I am familiar with the process. This most recent spawn is different from my others because I have crossed two bettas of different fin and colors. Usually I stick to fish that are similar. I have bred this male fish below to a royal blue female. This...
  12. Breeding Betta Fish
    I'm having trouble finding information on betta iris color genetics. I'm assuming it isn't well documented-- does anyone have information on it, as far as what is dominant, recessive, etc?
  13. Breeding Betta Fish
    So after loads of research, thoughts and planning I have decided to breed my beloved male betta fish. I am looking to find a potential female for him and after going through colour genetics information, I find myself a bit confused as to what I should get for the results I am looking for. My...
  14. Breeding Betta Fish
    I may or may not actually go ahead and do a spawn this summer, but it can't hurt to start planning in case I end up with plenty of time and money to spend, right? Anyway, this will be my first spawn. If all goes well I'll keep the line going until I produce my final goal. It should take only a...
  15. Breeding Betta Fish
    Hi all. I have a pretty yellow girl that I picked up at Petsmart a couple of months ago. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a pretty yellow betta sitting on the shelves! Usually the bettas there are blue, green, or other boring colors. I brought her home and named her Tangerine. Over the last...
  16. Breeding Betta Fish
    am curious to what the resulting progeny will look like. let's say that the solid color parent came from a refined line of solid color fish. do all cellophanes possess the marbling gene, and therefore the progeny will be marbled, possessing a mix of the true color of the cello parent and the...
  17. Breeding Betta Fish
    http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/betta817/media/BlackandRedDragonhmpk_zpsb7649c20.mp4.html What will the offspring of this cross look like? They just came in the mail today! Woohoo! :)
  18. Betta Chat
    I used to breed and sell bettas in the '50s and '60s and am now trying to help my grandsons do so also, but I am disappointed at the poor color purity and fin patterns in the fish generally available. I used to have a booklet on betta genetics, primarily colors, by I believe a Gordon Myers...
  19. Breeding Betta Fish
    So my original intention was to purchase a good quality female on aquabid. I was unsure of what I was looking for. Tonight I went to the petsmart with my sister to buy her supplies to convince her to take proper care of her VT male. Anyway, I happened to look at the bettas on the shelf and there...
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