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Thread: Blue Ram Fin

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    Why do some Rams have the high pointed top fin (See first pic) and others do not (see second pic)?
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    The first is a half hybrid longfin variety and the second is a proper naturally shaped Ram

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    I just noticed her high fin in the last 2 weeks or so along with 2 other females I have. I believe they're still young so I hope they grow up to look like that guy up their ^.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishalicious
    The first is a half hybrid longfin variety and the second is a proper naturally shaped Ram

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    thats a nice ram
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcakes
    thats a nice ram
    sure is! what fish is the hybrid cross bred with to give it flowing fins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Turkey
    sure is! what fish is the hybrid cross bred with to give it flowing fins?
    thats a good question one i'd like to know as well
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    The long fin variety is a result of selective breeding.
    The cross Jess referred to was between standard and long fin Rams
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    Thanks Algenco

    I am not a fan of longfin breeding - it is just not natural and in species such as nippy barbs and tetra's just plain stupid - they end up looking so ragged, torn & ugly. Just my opinion..don't shoot me
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    Totally agree, the "super veil" Angels are the worst.
    I have "long fin" Blue Rams, I bought them for 2 reasons
    #1 they were tank raised locally

    #2 the fins are just a tad longer than regular GBR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Algenco
    Totally agree, the "super veil" Angels are the worst.
    I have "long fin" Blue Rams, I bought them for 2 reasons
    #1 they were tank raised locally

    #2 the fins are just a tad longer than regular GBR
    Long fin oscars are the worst. They look soo weird.
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