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Bottom Sword.


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 corresponds to the body length and forms at the lower  edge to the body axle at an angle of 15 degrees.


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 for formal defects and spreading defects


 Angle:   15 degrees or more …….….....no point deductions

              12 degrees ………………….……...deduct 2 points

              10 degrees …………………...…….deduct 5 points

                7 degrees ………………….…..….deduct 8 points

               Less than 7 degrees ………....…..deduct 10 points


 Curved sword …………………..……..….deduct up to 5 points

 Other defects like serrations ………….....deduct up to 2 points

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

  Basic form longer than 4/10 of the

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

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

 A second sword ………………………..….deduct up to 10 points

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


       The total number of points deducted may not exceed 20.  


Ideal Body Size 25 mm

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Gernot Kaden

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