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Clownfish breeders: is the longfin trait recessive or dominant?

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Hi! I have a 20 gallon species tank for ocellaris clownfish. Currently I am looking into getting a longfin mocha, I just love the way they look. My other clown is a 2 year old mocha female.
In the future I would love to breed them. Is the gene that causes long fins dominant or recessive? What percent of offspring should come out longfin?
 

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be careful with ensuring you get a male longfin. If you intend on breeding them I would get a pair of them however if you cross breed them you eliminate the inbreeding cons but you get less and less long fin's

I imagine the longfin trait is recessive but I can't say for sure

someone at #reefsquad might know
 
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be careful with ensuring you get a male longfin. If you intend on breeding them I would get a pair of them however if you cross breed them you eliminate the inbreeding cons but you get less and less long fin's

I imagine the longfin trait is recessive but I can't say for sure

someone at #reefsquad might know
Thank you for your response! I definitely want to get a small male, it will be cheaper and they reach sexual maturity faster. I currently breed and hope to soon show halfmoon bettas, so health is definitely more important to me than pretty fish. I love a longfin, but regular mochas are gorgeous too!
 
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be careful with ensuring you get a male longfin. If you intend on breeding them I would get a pair of them however if you cross breed them you eliminate the inbreeding cons but you get less and less long fin's

I imagine the longfin trait is recessive but I can't say for sure

someone at #reefsquad might know
Thank you for your response! I definitely want to get a small male, it will be cheaper and they reach sexual maturity faster. I currently breed and hope to soon show halfmoon bettas, so health is definitely more important to me than pretty fish. I love a longfin, but regular mochas are gorgeous too!
 

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There are 2 different long fin strains, I would consider them co-dominant. expect 1%-2% to show the long fin trait with your pairing
 

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865-262-0507 Sustainable Aquatics. Huge clown hatchery. Ask for Amy. She would be able to answer your question.
 

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it's not common for facilitys to share that kind of information. Matthew and I have talked aquaculture on several occasions.
 

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