Oh and not to spam this thread (too late for that I guess... lol) but this morning my koi swordtail dropped her batch. Looks like about 25 babies, and there are some very faint markings on a few already. Very cute and very exciting for me. This is my first batch of the koi variety and this evening I had a somewhat related lucky find at my lfs. Someone had dropped off 3 jumbo female swordtails that are the colour scheme I have been keeping an eye out for. Their pattern is not as clean as I would have liked but I got them for a kick-ass deal (guy at the lfs did not realize how much they were worth) and the male I have in mind for them has beautiful patterning with clear cut lines. I am hoping to create a jumbo koi variety potentially with lyretail or sailfin if I like where the jumbos go. We will see how the first batch turns out though I will make plans from there.
Woohoo lots of exciting news