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This guy has the best form out of the fish I have left from the Orange Marble HMPK spawn (I am sure I let a few better ones slip through my fingers - I do it every time it comes time to move them on...) I know he has plenty of faults, but could use a fresh pair of eyes on him.

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VERY much like the colours.....

His top line looks a little lumpy and the anal fin could be a tiny bit shorter but apart from that i think he's definitely a winner Jarrod....

Maybe a bit more colour coverage towards the head (would be stunning if he was full mask) but hard to see in the shadow of the flash.

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Thanks Wayne, he's the guy in my avatar. His colours without flash are something in the middle of the two - it is hard to capture. He has a little irid on his cheeks. I think by putting him with a full mask girl, that would help. The topline is an improvement on his dad and is something I hope to improve on in the next generation.

Heres a bigger pic of my avatar. He's a little younger here, but you can see his head a bit better and the improvement in his caudal since training him... Shame the copper doesn't show up in this pic...

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very nice even/straight rays :) beautiful coloration and over all nice form, theres nothing really at fault with him that i can see except what fishbites has already said about the anal fin and top line. very nice job mate :)

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A full mask girl will be a great partner for him Jarrod..... look forward to the next gen....

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someone has this girl available at the moment...

Any thoughts on compatibility?

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you mean like a nice copper / black girl or similar?

That would work well although the full mask blue girl could produce some nice green / blue / steel fry with who knows what patters given the marble gene .....

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I'm going to put a net under the limb incase Yan falls.... I agree :) get both and spawn both females with him!

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He's nice Jarrod - love the D shape caudal and sharp edges, he's got fairly even branching - I'd keep an eye on this as the female would want to have spotless straight V shape branching as opposed to the Y shape, just in terms of what to look for to improve.

His dorsal design seems good, and I like his anal fin - not too much excessive branching toward the back that can blow out the proportions of PK

keep an eye on ray straightness in her - i'd suggest a complimentary short straight anal fin on her...

Topline - yep but you can tidy that up quickly - be mindful of hers.

His black seems quite dark, and the irids are spread/limited/marbled/craaaaaa craaazy

I'd love to see a dark based metallic female with him and marble metallic beh-bies phlus

Without criting the female - HYPOTHETICALLY she'd be a good match

A long body would stretch his form out, you would want to be sure her dorsal base was sufficent, and her anal finnage sported the afore mentioned traits.

But on a more general note - they'd be lufly together.

He's very nice - so is that shot with the white backgrund.

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Thanks Ness, I'd been hoping to get your in depth opinion.

Perhaps I don't need to purchase a female for him. I might have exactly what I need under my nose...

I could breed him back to his mother if I can get her interested...

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She is solid metallic now.

Also, I have 2 very tidy HM girls with full masks - 1 steel blue and one royal blue. Could be a start of a HM Metallic Marble line... Or, I could use my Metallic Turquoise CT girl. She carries yellow, so it could be a start of a Metallic Marble HMPK line... Oh the possibilities :D

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Nice male Jarrod! In terms of critique, I couldn't help but notice the irregular rays in the back of the anal fin.

A couple if longer front rays in the dorsal would also be ideal.

The mother has a fairly narrow dorsal, or appears to in the photos, so I would probably look for a different unrelated female with a more generous dorsal. Also the last rays on her caudal are shorter than the others so spawining her may produce rounder tails. I would look for a different female, simply because they are related so the chance of these 2 characteristics appearing in the offspring is increased.

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Yes, most of this spawn had rounded caudals. I dont want to increase my chances of getting more. The next generations will be a bit of work, but should be worth it. I am very proud of this boy! It's a shame that the 2 siblings sisters that I kept have red fins - a colour I want to steer the following generations away from. I have some very tidy HM girls I could put him with. Second generation will see short tails back and I might even get a long tailed version of this boy :D

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im in love. not much i can fault on him that hasnt already been covered. be proud of him is all i can say on the matter.

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Thanks :D

Price wise, I can only tell you what I usually sell them for (sorry, nothing available right now...) I usually sell the males for $15 and Females $10. $20 for a pair.

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