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#1 w453angel

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:25 PM

I am new to Bettas and am interested in breeding & showing them. I have several and I'd like to get critiques, as part of the learning process. Please give me honest evaluations of my fish, so I can learn what to strive for. I will post each one in seperate posts.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

What's going on with his dorsal?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

Finnage:
- Dorsal displays many curled rays. Ray curling is more common in Red/orange/yellows and it would be something you will have to watch out for. You get points docked for every bent or curled ray.
+ Dorsal is swept forward instead of back
- I think if those rays were straightened the dorsal would be too tall for the caudal fin to match up.
+ Caudal has some long rays on the edges making nice corners. Spread is a bit too much at this point though.
+ anal fin is swept forward
- anal fin appears to have some curled rays as well - not sure if straightening them would make it too long.
+ ventrals are nice and full

Body form:
- has a bit of a forehead dip and a hunched back.
I can't see the scales to see if they are even
+ body length is fine.

Color:
+ nice bright even yellow with little to no iridescence or black




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