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Red veiltail with extremely long pectorals

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This is a fish belonging to Ann (a little oc) that she brought to the Melbourne Betta Gathering last weekend. I took a few snapshots before it went home. The pectorals are really, really long! They're as long as the ventrals.

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I also had 3 before, regret that only one of them had low resolution photo, very beautiful fishes!!!

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these pop up every now and then.

Would be interesting to see if someone could establish a line of butterfly fins.

Cheers, J

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Great shots Michael. I loved that fish! I even gave him a mintie in our judging comp because I thought he was just a hoot!

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Anybody want to try to bring that trait into halfmoon? It'd be a lot of work. Without a big farm, I think it would take several hobbyists working as a team. There are a lot of unknowns so it's going to be very experimental and possibly frustrating work.

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Someone should at least cross it to HM initially just to see whether we are dealing with dominant trait/s here. From there we'll know how hard it might be to conserve the long pecs while developing the rest of the finnage.

I wonder whether longfin is necessary to show a noticeable enlargement of the pectoral. HMPKs would be so much easier for developing the finnage.

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we also have an orange one here.

His fins aren't quite as long, but they are a lot wider.

If anyone wishes to use them, they are most welcome

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Well I'm certainly interested in seeing how far we can develop them. If no-one else does first, I might give them a go over the next couple months :D

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I've got a lovely little veiltail girl that would go nicely. I wonder what would happen if I spawned them - just to see if it's dominant trait or not. Or I've got a couple of halfmoons girls, but the colouring wouldn't match up.

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Well I'd be crossing him to a full iridescent female, in line with my own colour goals, so I wouldn't worry what colour your HM female is :lol: The priority here is the pectoral fins and HM form.

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Holly, you could always breed him to several females. Some could be a better colour match and others could be purely for finnage.

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I took this male home today :cheer: Thanks Ann!

I will first try him with this female:

http://superbbettas.com/Breeding%20Stock%2...1F001Album.html

"HMPK. Teal, possible Melano/Black Lace, Marble and Light-body carrier. Bred by Stefan Psarakos in Australia."

from this spawn: http://superbbettas.com/SPS001.html

Or one of her young daughters, who carries DT.

I'll set up a spawn tank soon :)

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Oh Stefan, I'm super jealous! I've got a goregous veiltail girl that would match him perfectly! I think the long pectorals looked beautiful on the veiltail. Suited the long, flowy finnage perfectly. I'm so interested to see the outcome. Keep us posted Stefan.

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Ann still has the orange one, she might be willing to share him around too :cheer: While you have him you could try him with your HM fems as well :)

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