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Dorsal Fin


The dorsal fin is slim, rises steeply in the beginning and reaches to 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 steeply rising 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 caudal fin has a basic oval form with a sword-like extension of

the upper fin rays.


The length of the sword is proportionate to the body length and the upper edge rises at a 15 degree angle to the body, or is parallel to the body axle.  


The basic oval form shall be no more than 4/10 of the body length and can be colourless.  


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 with formal defects

  

 Curved or crooked sword …………...……..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

 Oval basic form longer than 4/10 of the

 body length ………………………………….deduct up to 2 points

 Too broad sword ………………………..…..deduct up to 3 points

 Second sword ………………………….….. deduct up to 10 points

 Absence of the oval basic form …….…......deduct up to 5 points



 The total number of deducted points must not exceed 20.



Ideal Body Size 25 mm

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