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Red and Orange Halfmoon Plakats

Post by sjones_1 on Tue May 15, 2012 11:18 pm

Hi All,

A number of months ago I Spawned a HMPK Red Dragon pair (http://www.thefishforum.net/t118-red-dragon-hmpk-x-red-dragon-hmpk)and must have got roughly 60 fry. I've been growing them on ever since and after selling the majority to my LFS I have been left with three males (and NO females Sad ). I thought I'd share some pics of the fish and a little on how they developed.

Male 1 - My absolute favourite and has been for some time, I REALLY wish I could find him a female!!!!

At around 1.5-2months old he looked like this:



At around three months he looked like this:



He currently looks like this:






Male 2 - My second favourite. I love his thick dragon scaling and is almost full mask, an improvement on both the dame and sire. A female with full mask would be a good match.

At around 1.5-2months old he looked like this (i think):

Cannot find an image for him at this age.

At around three months he looked like this:




He currently looks like this:






Male 3 - My third favourite. I'm not so much of a fan of this guy but still like him. His scaling could be better.

At around 1.5-2months old he looked like this (i think):



At around three months he looked like this:




He currently looks like this (sorry he wouldn't flare!):



I hope you like the males I have bred and raised. I would love to continue the line but I cannot find any suitable females. I hope this isn't the end of my breeding.

Sam
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Re: Red and Orange Halfmoon Plakats

Post by Flute on Wed May 16, 2012 12:05 am

God they are gorgeous! Male number 2 has got to be my favourite Very Happy
I hope this isn't the end of these lines too! If you breed again I have got to buy some from you now that I have betta again Very Happy
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Re: Red and Orange Halfmoon Plakats

Post by Star on Wed May 16, 2012 10:54 am

They are absolutely stunning, they really are.

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Re: Red and Orange Halfmoon Plakats

Post by sjones_1 on Wed May 16, 2012 12:47 pm

Hi Guys, Thanks for the comments!

Flute, The second male is actually for sale. I can only breed one male currently even though I would like to breed them both. I cannot find a good female for male 1 ANYWHERE!

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Post by Flute on Wed May 16, 2012 12:54 pm

D: If I had the space I'd buy him in an instant. But I've got to keep my 30 ltr spare- I have a second potential male in my group of females, and they're starting to mature. I can see fights in the future Sad

Weird, I just had a look on the usual online betta breeders to see if they had any nice females, and they're all down. :S I guess people have lost interest? Sad
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Re: Red and Orange Halfmoon Plakats

Post by Rusty on Wed May 16, 2012 1:45 pm

Crikey your males have came along well Sam! What a bunch of stunners!

There seems to be a shortage of decent females at the moment, annoyingly. I hope it's not the end of your breeding program as you've got these genes down.

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Re: Red and Orange Halfmoon Plakats

Post by sjones_1 on Thu May 17, 2012 1:27 pm

Thanks guys, I'm really happy with them!

I think I've spotted a young female from the same batch in the grow out tank. She needs some growing on as she's obviously been left behind a little due to competition with many males but I think she might work.

I wish I had access to the exact female I want as appose to settling on something. Who knows, they might produce something amazing!

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