Veil Tailed Ram ?

balajake

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I saw this photo and i questioned if it was even real. Do they even exist ? if they do i haven't seen any in a LFS. doesn't really seem a good idea considering they are likely to nip each other

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Yeah, it's a genetic mutation of a german blue ram, just like balloon rams, and other veil finned fish. They're probably just not very common, though I wouldn't doubt it's legitimate.

They don't selectively breed fish to look like circles or have long fins because it's beneficial. They do it cause it'll make the fish sell better, like a novelty.
 
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thanks. poor fish would be picked on relentlessly
 

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thanks. poor fish would be picked on relentlessly
That's how it goes with most mutations, I'm afraid :/ sure they might look prettier to some people, but I prefer to avoid anything with "balloon" or "veil tailed" or "sail finned" or "lyretail" or "long finned" the list goes on. all of those things are just mutations.
 

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Long finned rams are real. Been around at least since the 80's, just not many breeders anymore with the powder blue and balloons selling like hot cakes.
 

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I like the look of it, but nipping could be a problem. my lace(vieltail) angels fins are in perfect shape and dont slow him down at all :) I think you just have to be careful picking tank mates.
 

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