Halfblack Angelfish

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The video is of the current group for sale. They have grown to about medium size.

Medium Halfblack (Size: SD)   This is a mix of regular halfblack and ghost halfblack.  If you do not want a mix, please do not order. You cannot pick the mix and they will not be sold any other way out of this group.

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Large Veil- $25.75

After 10 years of work on this wild-cross line, they are now "turning" very early and more than 90% of the spawn is getting the pattern.  The "un-turned" ones do not have the pattern yet, but may still get it. They carry 2 genes for halfblack.

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Halfblack All Halfblacks start out looking like wild-type silvers. The pattern develops under good conditions on most of the fish. They can "turn" almost overnight. You can save money by purchasing them before they develop the complete pattern. Even if they don't "turn", or only partially "turn", they are still genetically Halfblack and their offspring will be capable of developing the pattern.

Het.(heterozygous) Halfblacks are fish with only one Halfblack gene. This means they cannot turn halfblack (because halfblack is a recessive trait), but 25% of their F1 offspring will have the ability to express the pattern.

How We've Improved Them: Halfblack is recessive, and most people keep randomly breeding siblings, which weakens the strain. We've spent the last 5 years improving Halfblacks. We crossed them to some wild Peruvians and then worked for a few generations to get them expressing the pattern better. We ending up with a very vigorous line that is starting to express the pattern in a high percentage of their offspring.

"Unturned" Halfblack: We have some fish that do not express the pattern at the time we offer them for sale. Many will express it at a later date. We offer them at a lower price when they haven't already "turned".

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Steve's line of halfblack are probably the nicest I have ever seen. Everything about them is superior to other halfblack I've owned from other sources (patter, shape, fins, etc). The offspring I'm getting from the fish I bought are vigorous and no issues getting them to express the halfblack pattern. Couldn't ask for more.
Paul, Thu Jan 25, 2018
These half blacks are so nice and healthy. Bought 5 about 3 months ago and have been growing since with great break between the black and silver colors. I have purchased some from other sites (my mistake) and was disappointed in the fish quality and health. Steve and his crew know what they are doing to give you the nicest fish around. Not the first time buying from Angels Plus and not my last.
Frank Breitwieser, Sun Oct 29, 2017
I purchased some of these half blacks from Angels Plus. I've had them for a while now and just had to leave a comment here because they are so magnificent. Very healthy and just stunning fish.
Jay Allen, Fri Jan 01, 2016
I received two half black medium sized angels. They are stunning!!! Beautiful long fins and great coloring!! Shipped in a well protected package!
Tamra Griffith, Tue Jul 07, 2015
I received fantastic looking halfblacks from angels plus. The pattern is dark and defined. the fins are also wonderful.
Amy Miller, Thu Jun 25, 2015
These HalfBlacks are the treasures of my tank. I cannot believe how gorgeous they are. They are super healthy, breathtaking, perfect fins and colors. Wow...just an awe inspiring Wow!!!
Victoria, Sun Mar 22, 2015