These are my Medusa. My original breeder pair – the male caudal is like ‘lyre’ tail type and it’s difficult to breed them to delta shaped caudal. After don’t know how many generations down, I finally managed to get the delta shape caudal more and more, though some of the spawn still throw out the ‘lyre’ shape tail.
Also note that most Medusa caudal, the top and bottom edge patterns are usually blurred out. I’m trying to achieve more defined cleared caudal pattern, and slowly there is some improvement.
Medusa 1 – The top edge of the caudal is quite clear;
Medusa 2 – My favourite one, the caudal is getting clearer though the bottom still blur;
Medusa 3 – This one both top and bottom still blur;
A tankful of them – taken with flash;
9 mths old Medusa;
Same fish, the other side;
Different fish at 6 mths;
Different fish at 2 mths;
Different fish at 1 mth;
1 of the Medusa Tanks;
This is my Medusa from the pond. Huge!
See the caudal spread;
This is a cross between a male Albino Coral Red Mosaic x female medusa. The resulting spawn F1, they were inbreed between siblings again. F2 female was selected to cross with another Albino Coral Red Mosaic. F3 again silbings inbreed again. F4 female selected to cross with male Blue Grass. F5 silblings inbreed again.
Onli 3 males have these color but the finnage and pattern are still not perfect yet.
Here are the results;
1st Male with imperfect caudal;
2nd Male the other side view;
Same male but taken with flash;
Another 2 new young ones;
Another delta tail type;
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;