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Double Sword.


Dorsal Fin


The dorsal fin is slim, rises steeply in the beginning and reaches a point at the end of the first third of the caudal fin.


Evaluation of the length

 

Up to the end of the first third of the caudal fin……………...……….....5 points

Up to the caudal fin beginning ………………………………...………....3 points

Less than up to the caudal fin beginning………………..….…..….1 to 2 points

Dorsal fin reaches beyond the first third of the caudal.…deduct up to 3 points


Examples of point deductions with formal defects  


 Not rising steeply at the beginning ……...deduct up to 3 points

 Strong serrations or defects …………..…deduct up to 2 points

 Deviation from the ideal form ………….…deduct up to 7 points  


 The total of the points deducted shall not exceed 8.



The deduction for the same defect is only allowed once.


Caudal fin


The tail fin has an oval basic form with sword like extensions of the

upper and lower fin rays.


The outside edges of the swords form an angle of 30 degrees.


The fin part between the swords shall  be no more than 4/10 of the body length and can be colour less.


The length of the swords shall be the same as the body length.


Evaluation of the length  


 10/10 of the body length ……………………………...….…...10 points

 8/10 of the body length ……………………………..……….....6 points

 6/10 of the body length ……………………………..……...…..2 points

 Less than 6/10 of the body length………...………...…….....no points

 More than 10/10 of the body length…………....deduct up to 3 points


Examples of point deductions for formal defects and spreading faults


Angle:    30 degrees and more …………………….….….no point deduction

             25 degrees ………………..……………………...….deduct 3 points

             20 degrees …………..………….………………..….deduct 7 points

             15 degrees ……………………..……………….….deduct 10 points


              less than 15 degrees ………….…………….deduct up to 12 points

Unequal length of the upper and lower swords …….deduct up to 5 points Unequal width of the upper and lower swords ………..deduct up to  2 points

Unequal sword angles ……………...…………………..deduct up to  5 points

Curved or crooked swords ………...………………….  .deduct up to  5 points

Other defects, such as serrations….…………………. deduct up to  2 points

Defects in the caudal fin extension…………………… .deduct up to  2 points

Part of the caudal fin between swords larger

  than 4/10 of  body length…..……..…………………..deduct up to 2 points

Too broad swords………………………………………..deduct op to 3 points

Absence of oval basic form….………………………………..deduct 5 points



The total amount of deducted points must not exceed 20.



Ideal Body Size 25 mm

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