Does anyone know? Any breeders out there?
Hello! And thank you for the warm welcome!Hello and welcome to the forum!
To answer both your questions, YES there are actually MANY breeders on this forum.
And NO, the long finned gene is not recessive. The long finned gene is very dominant and the short finned gene is recessive.
Well that is a great question. Though my personal belief is that they have short fins to get away from their enemies faster and were built to survive otherwise they would be eaten and or killed. Just imagine if the average Halfmoon aka long finned betta was to be in the wild. They would never be Abe to swim fast enough to get away from predators.Hello! And thank you for the warm welcome!
Anyway...that's interesting....so why do wild betta have short fins?
Exactly how I explained it.Think of it this way, how many long finned fish do you see in the wild? Long fins aren't good for survival.
The newest species of bettas is the betta splendens which were created many years ago after selective breeding into a more aggressive species of betta.I think I worded that question wrong, lol. I meant if wild betta have short fins, then why are they a recessive gene?
Both sexes of fish carry the same genes. Its the combination of genes that occurs after fertilization of the eggs that determines the tail type.(i dont know if this has been answered) do the male fish carry the dominant gene like humans?
Yes it's possible, but only if the pair has the VT or HM genes in them. We wouldn't be able to have black hair if everyone in our family had red hair or blonde, since no one has any black hair.Yes i was talking about the gender gene women having XX and males having XY. So if you bred mixed breeds could you end up with completely different tail types? Like HM X VT