I'm trying to back-cross some of my Bristlenose/Bushynose (Ancistrus spp) and I started wondering if there is a target "ideal" for appearance? Something like the idea they use at dog shows in comparing competitors to the ideal specimen of the breed.
This is obviously an opinion for each person, but what do you folks think about such items as:
1) Body shape (long and thin, short and stocky, something else?)
2) Body size (smaller or larger is better?)
3) Overall Color (for both albino and brown forms)
4) Fin shape and length
5) Fin edges and coloration
Please share your thoughts on what your "ideal" BN would look like! I'd really like to know. It will help me when I select breeding stock a year or so down the road.