DFI's F4 Generation BMB Xbacks-Royal Blue

Hi all,
Well, not exactly that pop group from Taiwan but these offsprings were produced by our F3 fishes. Here's how the story goes - we first purchased F2 brooders at 6 inches in 1995 from renowned Malaysian CITES farms and they first produced in 1998, hence, their offsprings are called F3 generation. The very best of these F3 were then kept as brooders. Now, four years later in 2002, our F3s had spawned and hence, their fries are called F4 generation. And the very best of this batch will be called "Royal Blue".

Just to share with you all, what high quality selective breeding is all about...........What initially thought to be an extremely rare find, AA grade xbacks at 7-8 inches with little pearls, is now possible with just 5.5 inches. You be the judge!

PS We had just registered three new trademarks for our quality xbacks -
SAPPHIRE GOLD - extremely rare, purple based xbacks.
ROYAL BLUE - meant for our F4 generation, pure blue BMB xbacks.
ROSE GOLD - hybrid between Chilli reds and Xbacks.

Under slight anaesthesia, this young xback displayed ultra good shine with colouration 100% developed on the 5th row. (black microchip is prominent in picture)

The above same fish in full view. Note the long and high body it has, important characteristics of all good arowanas - irrrespective of breed type.

Close up view of the dorsal fin area - we were pleasantly surprised too, to find that little pearls had indeed all developed at such a small size of a mere 5.5 inches.

Take a last look at those well defined, extremely good shine on the scale rims, plus little pearls, of course.

See, no more than 5.5 inches in total length.

Take a good look at two golden spots on its forehead. Two special 'Golden Heads' will be available for sale, however, only a few months from now. This is to enable us to gauge its golden spot development.

Although picture is a little blur, nevertheless, closer observation had revealed two golden spots behind its forehead region. Such golden spots will eventually expand in area, based on our experiences.

Even the poorest quality 5.5 inch AA grade specimen, has got little pearls developing already.