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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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Altaira    Second wonder? by HarvestPicori Altaira    Second wonder? by HarvestPicori
Using a new Close up option, I fiddled around with taking more water images, alot of them came out with flashing lights but that new angle idea worked wonders!

I took a huge picture of my tank and found that at the edge was my favorite female Guppy, born on my birthday last year and now spunky and big; Altaira has become a perfict female for her species.
I was goofing around with their genes due to curiousity and closing her grandmother off with males who had sharp tails, and her mom with more sharp tailed boys, and though the boys ended up with tails to large to swim with, the females slowly became a breed of their own. Now mingling with the other males of the tank, her babies are carrying that tail pattern and shape, while the males are getting smaller tails causeing a better life for both sides.

I'm going to get into my guppy breeding more as winter comes, I know they mate no matter what! Lol But actualy changing the genes for the better of beauty and health would be more rewarding then letting them breed till the original genes are lost =D.

I guess you could also consider my Altaira a second wonder of our house, she was bred while I had no true idea on what the heck I was doing, and something compleatly different poped up causing a larger race of females who can mistakenly be called males!

Btw her name didint come from the Pokemon named Altaira, she was named after the actual star, one of three in the Summer constilation. Ataira, Veer and .... Ack I forget but you know she's not a Pokemon now XD.
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Dog-master Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
xD The first thing I thought was the pkmn.

And I agree. @.@ That tail's purdy.
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HarvestPicori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
I know XD. I didint think of it till afterward but I named her after the star that inspired someone to creating Altaira... Hey you arnt to far from this summer star alignment

If you have clear skies tonight look to the west horizon and only inches from the moon, you'll see a triangle, if it's dark enough anyway... The biggest of the stars is what my fish was named after=D
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Dragonite1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Her tail is absolutely gorgeous <3
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HarvestPicori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thank you so much, I'll be sure to let her know that. She's given birth to my latest 30 fry and they all have sharp tails like her, male and female alike.. Now if I could find a purple Moscow wonder guppy to bring into this guppy pedegree..I'll be abile to take these guys to a guppy show!
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Dragonite1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Aww, I have no doubt they would win ^^ stunning creatures.
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HarvestPicori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
:hugs: Aww Claire thank you, I wish there was a way to have a show open while she's alive, but the only guppy show in Indiana is in January, she'll possably pass before then since she's been alive for a year already, but her children will go =3.
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Dragonite1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Aww, I'm sure her children will be just as pretty as she ^^ *hugs back*
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HarvestPicori Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Thank you Claire, it's going to be so wonderful ^^, I think they'll be awesome, specialy with that blue she has and a orange tailed guppy thats poped up in the genes.
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ZianChriz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
My little fiery male has trouble swimming because of his long tail too. I'm trying to breed orange fiery guppies sort of like flame was, but with spots like on my current race of females.
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HarvestPicori Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Thats a great idea, I always like the idea of breeding guppies but when you get into the genetics it's a very confusing systum... Thankfuly they have alot of sites out there for people to learn by, so I'm going to start reading them later this afternoon.

Want me to give you some link later?
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