Update: I released the female last night and I had to remove her this morning, Sirius beat her up pretty bad and I couldn't go to school knowing he could kill her. I may try again with a different female this weekend.
I had the tank open up yesterday so I introduced the pair this morning. The has been building his nest for the entire time, and the female has nice bars. I don't know if I should release her tonight or tomorrow after school?
Here is his nest after 8 hours work:
Do you know if the fish were being medicated? It's possible they were, the pet store I work at doesn't have enough room for moving all the sick fish around so we medicate them right where they are and put a little blue sticker that let's people know they're sick...
Thank you for all your help. I will be sure to let you know what I decide.
And I hadn't hoped on getting rich lol, I just love watching the little fry grow, because you never know what they turn out like. Plus the reward of seeing as those little babies swimming around is a great feeling.
You're a great help! Thank you.
Right now I can think of three options:
1) Breed with one of the wild females and deal with the conciquences later.
2) Try to grow my turquise female to a better size to breed and reduce the negitive effects. From my understanding though this still could...
I hadn't thought about the tails to be honest, I suppose that's what you meant about certain traits suffering.
Is the halfmoon recessive when bred with a veil? If I breed my Sirius with a wild female is there any possibilty of halfmoon fry or will they be delta or veil at best? (not my plan...
I don't know the wild type females, the red Cambodian is DT SD, and the turquise is HM.
My opaque and Skye have unknown bloodlines, my Sirius is a cross from a "mustard gas" male and a chocolate female.
As of right now my goal is to increase the size of the dorsal fins on the males sold at...
So far I have done two "trial" breedings with my red veil tail 'Xyston', and now that i have the hang of it I think it's getting close to trying it for real. Im giving away the last of the 50 babies this sunday so i'll have my breeding tank empty.
The only problem is I have three possible...