This is my RREA German Yellow at 8 mths. I’m limiting it’s growth by feeding less protein food.
This one is juz F1 and definitely the finnage is still not good yet. The color on body is still not as blue and the yellow color also not too yellow. The grass pattern needs to be more defined. Hopefully the F2 has an improvement and is now 1 week for F2.
This was created using my Lazuli Blue Grass by selecting the male with the least blue on the finnage and caudal.
Lazuli Yellow Grass
Only 4 pairs of it and this taken with flash (thus the body looks greenish but should be blue instead);
The growth of my Albino Coral Red Grass;
A 1 mth old Albino Coral Red Grass;
Note that the growth of this line is also very slow on the finnage. The caudal is usuall rounded when young and will only show more delta when it is much older.
Even at 2.5mths old, there is not much growth on the finnage (still the caudal is as round). Onli the color has grown more intense;
Finally at 8mths old and the caudal is fully spread but the dorsal is still not well developed. This is probably due to the coral gene which slows down or limiting the growth. Hope to find one with longer dorsal.
This is my Albino Red Grass at 2.5 mths. See that the red started to color up at the caudal (more red in natural light than this artificial light). They are of the same spawn and sibling of my Red Grass grey eye – thrown out some albinos but so far very little males.
Note : The Grand Father of this fishes are the Red Grass that I’m selling now at the Sales thread. These are not Albino Coral Red Grass as they do not have the Coral Red genes.
Albino Red Grass 1a;
Albino Red Grass 1b (same fish as above);
A sibling of the above – Albino Red Grass 2a;
Albino Red Grass 2b (same fish as above);
This is the Grey Eye sibling of the Albino Red Grass above, which is also 2.5 mths – Red Grass 1a;
Red Grass 1b (same fish as above);
This is the Albino Red Grass at 6 mths old;
Same fish, the other side view;
Same fish but with flashlight. See the finnage;
Remember this photo : This is when it was 2.5 mths. See the difference!
This Red Grass is generated from the Blue Grass thus the color is not so intensive and good. Now at 6mths;
Same fish the other side;
The 7 ‘Dwarfs’ together;
This is the same Red Grass at 2.5mths;
This one also don’t know F what already. Setback is the caudal is not straight and the pattern on dorsal not define yet.
This Albino Blue Grass is spawned from the above male and it’s about 2.5mths old;
Most of the breeders will tell you the shape of caudal and body to select for female when you wish to breed them. But not many will tell you the type of pattern and color to select for to produce what sort of male.
Here are my thoughts and experiments on such female caudals. It may not apply to all females spawn but nevertheless, in most of my trials – the results proved positive.
Female 1 type – With both darker (or can be blue or yellow or other color) streaks at the top and bottom of the caudal with center no color or pattern;
Such female usually produces male with patterns with center part less color and pattern; and also lyre look type of tail. Photos of such males are shown below;
This type of female caudal has evenly spread color and pattern. If your desired male is blue grass or blue based pattern, choose one female with more blue intensed blue color as below;
(Disregard the swallow extended fin – take it as without the swallow gene).
Used to produce such Male 2b;
Dots are not so well defined.
(Disregard the extended bottom fin of this swallow female; the more intense blue color and more defined dots are selected).
OK, finally found this female grass photo. This is a good example of a female grass with good patterns and color based for producing good male blue grass.
Such female will produce this type of male (better colored caudal with more defined dots).
If your desired male is like red grass like this Male 2c, then your female should be like Female 2a with less blue based color and more yellowish based for caudal. The caudal of the female has some darker shade of black will produce the male with a darker background color.
Such female color and pattern on the caudal is a bit confusing and tacky. A number of various strains of males can be produced using such similar female – males like albino full red, albino coral red grass, etc..
Albino Coral Red Grass – This male is produced using the above type of female. Go for more defined patterns and intensed red on the female caudal.
For albino coral red mosaic, the female is less red base and more yellow.
Albino coral red mosaic. Compared the female and male with the albino coral red grass.
To produce a good Half-Metal male (this photo shows a Half-Metal Cobra), use a female with darker black based caudal. It’s also good if there are some patterns of the male caudal).
Such female is used to produce the half-metal male. If a non-black based is used, the half-metal male (fore front part of the male body) pattern will not be well defined.
This is a female snakeskin (not in good finnage due to sickness) and you may see some similar pattern and color like the male. Snakeskin may be easiy available from the lfs but usually only the male and not female. So one may not visualise how a female snakeskin may be. Choose one that has similar pattern and color on the female caudal and dorsal as the male.
This is a male snakeskin. The father is a topsword snakeskin and of ‘wild’ type. You may see that the snakeskin pattern is not of IFGA standard with no much ‘interlocking’. Anyway, in this example – is to show how a female snakeskin like : female 6.
Below are posted by Michel Bruno;
Like you said:
This is a Lace Snakeskin`s female. Choose one that has clear pattern in the caudal and dorsal. Female with clear pattern produces males with more lace pattern.
This is a Lace Snakeskin`s male. You may see that the snakeskin pattern is IFGA standard.