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New "Rorschach" Guppy I'm working on. Rorschach Report 05/06/2014 Update

I have been breeding guppies for 4 years now, and my goal was to produce ones that resemble betta males because you obviously can't house those together.

Here is my "Chocolate Cherry" line:



Young adult male size comparison to standard size HM Betta (Adult males are larger, but didn't want to stress another out exposing it to Mr. Betta. This one young, cooperative, and full of beans):



Over all, pretty happy with the results. Extra large, finny, colorful, and breed true:



Recently, I have been experimenting with extended high dorsals, and introduced them to the CC line and have been getting these, which I hope to refine. Young adult male:



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His sister:



I am calling them "Rorschach". They are unique in that the pattern changes slightly, but the color does not. I haven't made my mind up about the heart shaped tail yet, but I like the unusual...

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Awesome work! I'd love a few for my wife someday. She's a psychologist.
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Beautiful specimens, would you be selling any in the future? I really like the extended high dorsal one, great pattern and finage.
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Too funny devilduck-yeah, they'd be right up her alley.

Thank you, Toni

sc91006: I hope to offer them after I refine and work on them a bit more. Need to weed out some of the red that is cropping up from the Chocolate Cherry influence, although the splash of red has it's charm, too. No red in a Rorschach, though. If you see red in one of those tests, you might be walking on the edge.

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I enjoy seeing what can be breed. Any chance that you have pictures of previous generations?



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Wow, very cool!

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Very nice strains. Does the increased size influence swimming or ability of males to fertilize females?

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let me know when you decide to sell some, they are beautiful, i personally like the red, although the black is better i think
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Cool

I'm not new to fish or plants, but am new to planted tanks. It is fun to learn new things and plantedtank.net is a great place to do it.
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I love the black one's , not something you see .
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Very beautiful.

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This is some great work. I love the black one as well, much more than the red. Plus the patterning is phenomenal.
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Looks like it might have some 'Cobra Endler' influence. Very cool looking!
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