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I'll be following this! Always love the marble HMPKs. :D

I love your female's red dorsal.
 

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F1 will be a shocker, I hope you don't think you will get spots, usually 2 marbles spawned give you butterfly, Cambodian, cellos and solids.....notice both are carrying recessive gens, yellow and orange...F2 sibling cross will be nice.
 

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That's interesting Darth. I had different responses from others in regards to colors/patterns. I myself think the pair would produce nothing less than spotties. This makes breeding so exciting! --> The unknown... For now :).
 

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Ok, well here is proof..these males were spawned to sibling sisters that had heavy black spots..ALL young were divided between what I mentioned in the earlier post...not a spotted one in the bunch. Cambo, cello, butterfly not one of them showed any Black all were red and white. This if F1 so F2 will likely show spotting or marbleing.










I didn't get a picture of the other female but she showed a lot more spotting than the one shown.
 

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@Darth, So if you breed two f2's there will be spotting just like the ones being bred?? Just checking to see if I read correctly. Meaning I can breed f2 siblings and the fry will relatively look like the parents and I wont have to have a solid to breed with the koi pattern.
 

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No, you read this wrong F1 is the result of the first cross you did, in this case 4 spotted siblings crossed to each other, in other words I did 2 spawns of spotted fish...the result of this cross is F1....then F2 would be the young from F1 crossed to each other, so no, when these spotted fish were crossed no spotting shows up only Butterfly, Cellos, Cambos and some solids so you have to raise the fry from the spotted ones initially crossed then breed THOSE brother and sister..this will be F2 {First Brother and sister cross from initial spawn of spotted parents}. Spots may not even show up, grizzle or other type of marbleing can show up spots are very unpredictable and there are no for sure methods to get them..most likely you will see a couple in the F2.
 

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You are welcome, and I will be interested to see the results, I may want to incorporate some of these if you have any extras..I have my what I call anything goes spawns {Marbles} hehehe...no intentions of showing but I want to see all the expressions I can out of a cross of these to perhaps my Black marbles.
 

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I also tend to get a lot of butterflies and cellos from marble x marble pairings I'e done. But I also got marbles mixed in. But I never bred to f2, so I'm not sure how that l'd have gone. Either way, lovely pair.
I hope the patching/spotting breeds into most of the young. ^^
 
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