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This lad is form a copper marble female (SPICE) by a steel grizzled

I would like you to pull him apart

if I keep him what should I look for in a female?

to make up what he is lacking

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That's a very nice looking fish. His caudal doesn't seem fully grown. I think he's going to look stunning in a couple of months. If you can give him a container that is longer than it is deep, that might force him to exercise his caudal more than the anal. There is a theory among some breeders that shorter caudal fins can be encouraged to grow in this fashion. Or it might just take a little time.

I'd be looking for a female with sharper caudal edges and a larger dorsal fin. Maybe one carrying double tail. When you're looking at the dorsals of females see if you can find any where the first few rays are slightly longer.

As far as colour goes the marbling should ideally be more broken up rather than large patches of colour. Unfortunately there's nothing you can do to control this. And his marbling will probably change with time. Sometimes they look like they've finally stabilised then after a few months of looking exactly the same will suddenly change. Either that or alien body snatchers have been fooling around with the fish in my fishroom.

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Long, rather than deep, I think he meant.

whether she's DTHM or just DTHM geno, she's got the gene for DT so I'd say you can use either.

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I can be a bit slow in the morning

I must have misread the post

I can swap him into something else

he was grown out in a 3f tank

I would have thought that would have given

all the fry room to move

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I'm a bit slow all the time, LOL!

I think Michael meant put him in something bigger now, by himself, so he has to exercise the (adult) caudal more.

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Thanks splendidbetta

I thought that he may have had a bit more wrong with him

it can be hard to tell when you see the every day

and this is my first HM spawn

I wasn't sure if I have exercised the enough and all that stuff

CT seem to be that bit simpler or it could be thats where I started

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The exercising of the anal fin came out of discussions I've had with some Asian breeders. They reckon a shallower container that is longer than it is deep can encourage caudal fin growth. So following that theory you wouldn't necessarily put the fish in a massive tank. Because the idea is to make him move horizontally more than he does vertically. However the Asians aren't the most scientific with their theories and there are a few holes in the theory. I find that when a fish is swimming up to the surface for a breath, even if it's a long way, he will still move head first. Not much different from when he's moving horizontally. I probably shouldn't be posting half-baked, unproven theories since the internet is already so full of rubbish. But I figure it's worth a try even if we end up busting the theory to bits.

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most of the spawn had tails like him or smaller

the boys with the big tail were bumped of by

my water problems the 2 big tailed boys that did make it

couldn't hold them up and the top bent

I have read that is to do with water quality

I have to wash some flat critter boxes I think they will do

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I thought you might like to see how this boy has changed

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Razzie I think the body snatchers have been to my place

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That marble gene!!!! Me and Abbey's copper marble monster, Smith, is now totally copper apart from some white on its snout!

That's still a nice fish though Jo. He's grown some fin!

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makes you think twice about these pretty marbles on Aquabid.

To change that much in colour is amazing.

I had a foal that changed colour 6 times.

He is still growing out into a lovely boy, Jo.

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ah marbles - the bane of my life. Several times a year I get someone screaming at me because I sent them the wrong fish!!!

*snort*

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I sent Jodi a copper/gold marble HM for a show, and a gold HM came back! That's how long it took for him to undergo a complete change of colour.

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Makes me want to keep my marble spawn even more so I can watch them change!!! Beautiful boy Jo!

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Last night something snapped

This Boy and the Girl I was going to breed him with are for sale any takers??

email me on jooakley@y7mail.com

I am having a clean out :)

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