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Hello, my betta Splash's fins have started to grow more since i got him and his rays seem to be very crooked. Im concerned he msy be starting to show a rosetail gene and just wanted to ask all your opinions on it. His fins also ripped in one spot but i havent seen any more dammage since so im hoping it was just a freak accident. He is a double tail and the rip is at the bottom of the caudals upper lobe. 20190814_220209_1565843911128.jpg 20190812_213128_1565843983855.jpg 20190812_212832_1565844136230.jpg
And heres some pics of him flaring at the camera because i think its adorable
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Well he seems fine for now at least. Ive been following russels technique with his adjustable filter and giving him flair time in front of the out flow nozzle. His fins arent as pretty as they used to be but ill breed him with a 4 ray female and try to breed out his 8 ray gene with the off spring.
 

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I don't that's rosing. Not sure what it is though. This is rosing;

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I wasn't sure because scales and color were normal, so were the short finned (cross between long and short fin). And I didn't breed a pair of 8 rays. However after 2 generations with same result, I won't be breeding this line any further. . . . Btw, this is one of the better looking ones. His sibling was worse.

Wonky fins developed at later age or after caudal grew to a certain length. It was fine when shorter. . . . Age about 6 months. Began rosing after the 4th month. This guy began rosing a few weeks ago.

Breed him to be sure (your male). But always be ready to cull or discontinue the line.
 

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Alright thanks! I did just try to breed him and the eggs wouldve hatched tonight but he ate all the eggs after the breeding peocess so im gonna recondition him and another female and try again.
 

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Egg eaters, if at all possible, need longer intervals between breeding. Otherwise they will always eat their eggs. If available, provide live food like tubifex so they can always snack during the whole process. . . . If all that doesn't work, you will have to artificially hatch eggs.

Either remove male and hope for the best - lower water level if you want. Or move eggs to new clean bowl and water. Spread eggs - don't group them. You can add a drop of anti fungus if you want. They should hatch in 2-3 days at temperatures around 80-84 F. Remove bad eggs because newly hatched fry that can't free swim yet may get caught in thick mold from bad eggs.

Good luck.
 
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