The father is/was a Halfmoon black butterfly his “butterfly” tail isn’t really symmetrical colored anymore the band fades in and out so not sure if he would be considered butterfly anymore I thought he was black lace at first but I’m not sure he really falls into that category either 🤷🏻♀️ The band was a transparent black but is turning white in places and he has always had the white tipped ventral fins as well. This is my first spawn and I’m honestly not 100% sure about what genetics are dominant in my situation. The mom is a Halfmoon plakat. I think someone mentioned that could lead to fins in between the Halfmoon length and the plakat length. Quite a few fry have longer anal fins already but then a few don’t. Maybe they’re females? They all have very pointy and long ventrals lol so that might not be the best way for me to identify my spawn. I’m learning right along with you cosmic! Seeing you handle your fish spawns really inspired me to give this a shot 💜
Update on the spawn. Everyone is eating twice a day still, I’m no longer feeding them bbs instead they eat a mix of frozen foods through the week blood worms and brine shrimp and the repashy grub pie gel food with a few dashes of vita-chem mixed in there. They also enjoy the fluval betta bug bites on the days I’m in a hurry in the mornings. It’s nice that they will except a wide variety of foods. Now that they have been separated for a bit their individual personalities really show. A few really like to sleep at the bottom under a leaf and the others at the top either in an open corner or on a leaf high up near the surface. The Three females are all together in a large group of females from my koi spawn. The males are top shelf of my grow out rack. Every morning I pull the cards from between the tanks while I prep food and just watch them for a bit to see how they are doing. Get a good look at fins and clear out little tummies if that hasn’t happened already lol. I use the large end of a pipette and airline hose as a mini vacuum and suck out the bottoms of the tanks every few days then go around and refill and dump the rest of the clean water into the sump if it needs it. I check the water parameters every Sunday to keep the nitrates down below 10ppm I replace water a lot throughout the week just from sucking out uneaten food and the little vacuum jobs that I haven’t had to drain water out of the sump for big water changes, just the Mini vacs seem to do the job nicely. Ok! now for pictures! Again I apologize for the slight blur.
#6 turned out to be the only over Halfmoon so far his tail has a wide spread. Unfortunately he has four points on his ventrals which make him look like he has hands or gloves on LOL it makes him look extra fluffy like a little black storm cloud. I thought he was a female for the longest time 😂
They are doing good! I’m getting ready to list them for sale probably next week. I got some new lenses to clip on my phone camera but I’m not sure it really helped much. Here is a picture in natural sunlight
this picture with my finex stingray light. It’s a planted tank light so has red white and blue LED but makes everything tinted blue
this fella still has a shorter tail fin than all the other males.