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Male (Blue Marble Giant)
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Female (Lavender Giant)
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Fry is about 4 days old in this pic. They are 6 days old now (Don't have a recent pic!)
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Sadly very little fry (Only counted 4)
Any ideas what the fry will end up looking like?
I'm super excited to see <3

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Gasp! Lavender!
So what happens, do they grow up being one or the other? Or do they mix? o_O
 

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Gasp! Lavender!
So what happens, do they grow up being one or the other? Or do they mix? o_O
That's what I'm trying to figure out 😂 I think there might be one or the other? Maybe some reds since they both have red in them? I have no idea LOL I just hope theyre pretty :love:
 

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@indjo your thoughts and input on this would be most helpful!

That lavender girl is simply stunning. My boy looks like he's a dark purple with some red on his fins, but he's a little stressed right so I feel he may be more black and red.
I'm super excited to see the progress of your fry!! please keep me posted :)
 

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@indjo your thoughts and input on this would be most helpful!

That lavender girl is simply stunning. My boy looks like he's a dark purple with some red on his fins, but he's a little stressed right so I feel he may be more black and red.
I'm super excited to see the progress of your fry!! please keep me posted :)
She has such a good personality too, always comes up to the side of the tank to say hi!
I'll definitely keep posting about their fry :)
 

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Color wise, fry could be any irid color. If the male is marble, fry might be marble and will most likely produce marbles for a few generations.

*** Sorry, your "lavender" female looks royal blue in the picture. The above prediction is of turquoise x royal blue.

If your female is a lavender, you might end up with various color combos. Cambodian patterns (probably with irids), cellophane, pastel like colors, grizzle, blue-ish lavender, and multi irids. Any of which could be marbles (since the male is marble)

By 4 months, the giants should at least be 5.5cm (over 2"). Otherwise they will unlikely grow too big. IME, some may hit 4cm in 3 months but then practically stop growing.

Good luck. Hope those 4 fry become giants.
 

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Color wise, fry could be any irid color. If the male is marble, fry might be marble and will most likely produce marbles for a few generations.

*** Sorry, your "lavender" female looks royal blue in the picture. The above prediction is of turquoise x royal blue.

If your female is a lavender, you might end up with various color combos. Cambodian patterns (probably with irids), cellophane, pastel like colors, grizzle, blue-ish lavender, and multi irids. Any of which could be marbles (since the male is marble)

By 4 months, the giants should at least be 5.5cm (over 2"). Otherwise they will unlikely grow too big. IME, some may hit 4cm in 3 months but then practically stop growing.

Good luck. Hope those 4 fry become giants.
She’s definitely more purple in person 😂
And I’m def hoping they become giants!
Thanks for the guess!
 

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I'm not sure if you're as active here as you are on your facebook page but I'm "Cemetery Wolf" who's been commenting on your updates there. :) I like reading your updates and would love any info on breeding giants that you learn. ✌😄 Good luck on your breeding journey! I love the colors of the parents so much, absolutely stunning!
 

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Marbles are super cool. Its like you wake up to a totally different betta!

Loving the updates.
 

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On non marbles, blue x lavender should dominantly be irids. Probably with red fins. So you should get irids - all irids (turquoise, steel and royal) since royal blue is actually a mix of turquoise and steel. There should also be blueish lavender. If lucky, there should be one or two lavender (actual lavender).

Since marbles are involved, the question it whether you used aa mutated marble. If so, you might end up with any color combo. Otherwise you should produce marbled version of the above.

Keep breeding the largest ones. Be sure to flare regularly so they will be easier to breed. Especially those 6cm BO (more than 2") and above tend to be harder to breed. . . . At least in my tanks.
 

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Decided to keep these girls to try and breed. I'll be getting a new male (possibly an avatar) for them.


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