First 2012 Spawn :)
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:45 PM
Here's the male. I call him Mr. Peaches (I call the fry "The Peach Fuzz" LOL). Sorry bout the crappy photos, I didn't get a chance to get more before he went in the spawn tub.
Here's what he looks like with flash. Under natural light he's all orange.
Momma comes from Martinismommy. I call her Sassy Girl (and she is!). Her parents where dark multis so this spawn is going to be a grab bag color-wise.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:42 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:35 AM
if you want oranges you can inbreed offspring and get 25% orange, or linebreed (backcross) female offspring to their sire to get 50% orange.
That would give you orange, but they won't be mostly orange like the father
If your goal is to work with light bodied fish or to make more like the dad, your best bet would be to work with cambodians. That marble gene is a tricky thing. I crossed two black/green fish not knowing their background was marble, and I got a LOT of fish just like your female there. I also got a lot of red even though the parents didn't show any red.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:56 AM
The next cross I'm doing with this male is to a red female that is from a red line (although I only know her heritage back to her grandparents which were an imported pair). Is that going to change my potential for reds, yellows, oranges any?? I'm not looking to start any color lines right now... just trying to expand my knowledge of color genetics and see what I get from various crosses.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:46 PM
I found that crossing red that carries orange x orange you'll get a nicer pumpkiny orange than if you cross orange and orange as it seemed to wash out. This is just anecdotal information from spawns I've done though
Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:48 AM
I have a lot of butterflies (not surprising since their grandfather is Martinismommy's BOS BF male). Most of them are still light bodied but have red patches coming in on their heads and fins. No blue so far. My biggest guy "Chunker" looks like he's gonna be my yellow BF marble I was hoping for.
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