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#1 Sandrachu

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:21 AM

I was cruising Aquabid and came across this guy:

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He's going for quite a bit of money. I've never seen that kind of tail before. Is it some kind of weird mutation? Sorry if this is posted in the wrong board... I thought this one would be most appropriate. It kind of looks like some mix between a rosetail and a halfsun, if that even exists. o_O Any ideas?

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#2 Jeremy

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:42 AM

It's a deformity. Too much ray branching due to continual inbreeding probably.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:49 AM

Agreed with Jeremy, that's a deformity of the that fish should be a pet only kind. That is an extreme rosetail that I have seen called a feather tail. I'm surprised with its DT background and severe branching that it doesn't show any of the other deformities that also present with that. I'm sure any of its offspring would though!

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

My my certinley is pretty, but like previous posters its a pet only. Im sure not all of its fry mates were so lucky. His color is quite something too.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:23 PM

I was wondering if the fins were a rose tail deformity. It really is a gorgeous look, I hope it does not come with any serious health issues that can be passed on to the offspring.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:35 PM

should call it the "snowflake" tails or HMSF

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#7 Tiki

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 08:22 AM

It reminds me of a cabbage for some odd reason. He is very pretty.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:48 AM

That is a gorgeous betta. I wish you could develop that tail type further with no risk of health problems but by the sound of it, it's unlikely. So pretty though, I'd love to have that boy as a pet.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:52 AM

unfortunetly buying one of these guys is only furthering the incouragment to breed them and as stated above they mostlikely dont have very good genetics.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:00 PM

HM finnage in and of itself is a deformity caused by too much inbreeding, if you ask me :P
Rosetail is considered pet quality, yet opaques and dragons with iridescent/opaque layers so thick they eventually go blind, frequently develop tumors and die young, are accepted and very popular varieties. Where to draw the line seems totally arbitrary.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:28 PM

Ive seen this around a couple times... Apache i guess is what they are calling them or at least from what ive seen so far haha. There was an PK with the same feather looking tail type called an Apache on aquabid as well

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:33 PM

Now if only we could get that color on a VT or CT. Also it looks like theres a red HM in the tank behind it either that or its reflection in said case its reflection is red.




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