Did a bit of pond dipping tonight...

.... in the vortex tank where I am nurturing my smaller "keeper" fish.

As the fish reach around 6cm length, I make my selection choices. Went through around 20 or 30 this evening and kept 6, of which a few stand out.

I have a 3 step :-)

The one on the left has a charismatic head pattern, and the one on the right was a tough decision. the development risk is over the amount of red on the head, which to my mind is insufficient for this stage. but, I'm still learning and dont want to make a mistake on this one because it might end up with an interesting floury style of pattern. so, I've kept it.

Pattern wise, I think this one has some potential

Did I mention I found a nice 3 step :-)