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This will be the F3 of the red/yellow traditional PK line. I'm very excited to cross these two and see what we get! The male has a beautiful dark-bodied red, with good traditional form. He does have too much iridescence, which I am hoping the female will help clean up (since she has literally zero iridescence!) Since this photo, his anal and ventrals have lengthened and extended back a little bit. He has a fule 180 with a slight spade tail that I like, along with a longer body and relatively smooth topline. The female's pictures do not do her justice - she just really hates the photo tank! Her color is a very intense and beautiful yellow evenly covering her body and fins, with only one row of black scales (which came after she was 6 months of age). Her caudal is a full 180 and has only primary branching. When she is in full flare, there are no gaps between the unpaired fins. She has a small dip in her topline, and her anal could have a sharper point. One important thing to note is that both have weak dorsals (unfortunately inherited from the mother's side in the parent spawn). I will have to watch out for the development of the dorsals in this spawn, and possibly bring in a stronger dorsal outcross in the future.
I got some really beautiful fish from this spawn! Unfortunately all female except for one male! All of them had only primary branching in their caudals, which I really liked!
Only male from this spawn. He has a mix of traditional and show plakat traits. The long body and caudal with only primary branching, but still a 180 spread, is definitely traditional. However, the dorsal is shaped more like a show - it is too broad. A traditional dorsal should snap open like a fan. The anal comes to a single, clean point, which I like, but it needs to be 1/3 longer and taper back. The ventrals should also be the length of the body.